Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could please confirm by reply:

(1) How many appeals/petitions were received, determined, and allowed, respectively, by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the first quarter of 2019.

(2) Of the 9 non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the first quarter of 2019, how many were substantiated by the TCAB?

(3) How many outstanding appeals/petitions relating to non-refoulement claims were there before the TCAB as of 31 March 2019?

Thank you

Nawin Santikarn
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Dear Mr Santikarn,
Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on
15.4.2019.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our Bureau will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
3.5.2019.  In the meantime, please contact Ms Theresa Lee on 3106 3749 if
you have any enquiry.
Yours sincerely,
Theresa Lee
for Secretary for Security

From:        Nawin Santikarn <[FOI #364 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        15/04/2019 17:29
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q1 2019

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could please confirm by reply:

(1) How many appeals/petitions were received, determined, and allowed,
respectively, by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the first
quarter of 2019.

(2) Of the 9 non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the first
quarter of 2019, how many were substantiated by the TCAB?

(3) How many outstanding appeals/petitions relating to non-refoulement
claims were there before the TCAB as of 31 March 2019?

Thank you

Nawin Santikarn
Justice Centre Hong Kong

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Dear Mr Santikarn,

I refer to your email of 15 April 2019 requesting for provision of
information on the number of appeals/petitions ("appeals") handled by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board in the first quarter of 2019. Our reply is
given as follows -

(a) Number of appeals received:  617
(b) Number of appeals concluded:  1 254
(c) Number of appeals allowed:  8 (including 7 appeals against decisions
of the Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim)
(d) Number of appeals pending determination as at 31 March 2019:  6 012

Regards,
Theresa Lee
Security Bureau

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