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Convention Against Torture & Non-Refoulement Claims

  • 2 January 2020

The Convention Against Torture & Non-refoulement Claims Scheme provides legal representation and advice to claimants who have lodged non-refoulement claims under the Unified Screening Mechanism in respect of the following risks:

(i) Torture risk under Part VIIC of the Immigration Ordinance Cap 115 Laws of Hong Kong,
(ii) Risk to a person’s right to life and Risk of Torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment under Articles 2 and 3 of Section 8 of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance Cap 383 Law of Hong Kong, and/or
(iii) Risk of persecution with reference to the non-refoulement principle under Article 33 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

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