Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1) The number of appeals/petitions received by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the third quarter (1 July – 30 Sep) of 2020;
(2) The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the TCAB in the said period;
(3) The number of appeals/ petition withdrawn or taken no further action in the said period;
(4) The number of appeals/ petition allowed by the TCAB in the said period;
(5) The number of appeals/ petition substantiated by the TCAB in the said period;
(6) The number of appeals/ petition that were pending determination before the TCAB as of end of September 2020

Many thanks,
Carissa Tsang

Dear Ms Tsang,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 9
October 2020.  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 29
October 2020.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3106 3749 if you have
any questions.  Thank you.

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Carissa Tsang <[FOI #515 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        09/10/2020 14:27
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q3 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1)                 The number of appeals/petitions received by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the third quarter (1 July – 30 Sep)
of 2020;
(2)                 The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the
TCAB in the said period;
(3)                 The number of appeals/ petition withdrawn or taken no
further action in the said period;
(4)                 The number of appeals/ petition allowed by the TCAB in
the said period;
(5)                 The number of appeals/ petition substantiated by the
TCAB in the said period;
(6)                 The number of appeals/ petition that were pending
determination before the TCAB as of end of September 2020

Many thanks,
Carissa Tsang

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Dear Ms Tsang,

I refer to your email of 9 October 2020 requesting for provision of
information on the number of appeals/petitions ("appeals") handled by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board in the third quarter of 2020.  Our reply is
given as follows -

(a) Number of appeals received: 197
(b) Number of appeals determined: 515
(c) Number of appeals withdrawn: 23
(d) Number of appeals allowed: 13 (all against decisions of the
Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim)
(e) Number of appeals pending determination as at 30 September 2020: 1 870

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Carissa Tsang <[FOI #515 email]>,
Date:        14/10/2020 10:33
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q3 2020

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Dear Ms Tsang,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 9
October 2020.  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 29
October 2020.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3106 3749 if you have
any questions.  Thank you.

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Carissa Tsang <[FOI #515 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        09/10/2020 14:27
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q3 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1)                 The number of appeals/petitions received by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the third quarter (1 July – 30 Sep)
of 2020;
(2)                 The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the
TCAB in the said period;
(3)                 The number of appeals/ petition withdrawn or taken no
further action in the said period;
(4)                 The number of appeals/ petition allowed by the TCAB in
the said period;
(5)                 The number of appeals/ petition substantiated by the
TCAB in the said period;
(6)                 The number of appeals/ petition that were pending
determination before the TCAB as of end of September 2020

Many thanks,
Carissa Tsang

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