Dear Immigration Department,

I should be grateful if you could please confirm the number of unaccompanied minors (ie. individuals below the age of 18 with no parent and/or legal guardian in Hong Kong at the time of their arrival in Hong Kong) ("UAMs") who have made non-refoulement claims under the Unified Screening Mechanism since 2009.

Please could you also confirm, in relation to those UAMs who have made non-refoulement claims under the USM:

1. The number of UAMs whose claims have been substantiated (a) by the Immigration Department and (b) on appeal to the Torture Claims Appeal Board.

2. The number of UAMs who were provided with legal representation on appeal to the Torture Claims Appeal Board.

Yours faithfully,

Nawin Santikarn
Linklaters Justice Fellow
Justice Centre Hong Kong

入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00375755/19 and L/M (2) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Mr Santikarn, 

We refer to your application for access to information of 28 May 2019
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims. 

Your application is now under processing.  Our Department would revert to
you on or before 17 June 2019 according to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information. 

 

Best Regards,  

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

 

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00375755/19 and L/M (2) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Mr Santikarn,

 

I refer to your application for access to information on 28 May 2019
concerning the unaccompanied minors who have made non-refoulement claims
under the Unified Screening Mechanism in Hong Kong and related statistics.

 

We have consulted the Torture Claims Appeal Board / Non-refoulement Claims
Appeal Office for the statistics under their purview and are now able to
give you a consolidated reply.  Please be informed that both the
Immigration Department and the Torture Claims Appeal Board /
Non-refoulement Claims Appeal Office do not maintain statistics on
unaccompanied minors and thus, are unable to provide inputs as requested.

 

Best Regards,

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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