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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Persecuted protected by customary international law, UNHCR says

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... argues that the government must assess the applications itself rather than passing the responsibility to the UNHCR. "[The principle] is, at minimum, customary international law," Gerard McCoy SC, for the UNHCR, told the Court of Final Appeal. "The matter, we say, is simply beyond doubt." The UN agency said it seemed that the Hong Kong government wanted to contend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1183828/persecuted-protected-customary-international-law-unhcr-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Africans appeal ruling on refugees

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Lawyers for the three men say the government has an obligation to handle the claims instead of passing them to the UNHCR to process Africans appeal ruling ... itself rather than passing the responsibility to the UNHCR. Lawyers for the men, who have not been identified by name, made their case at the Court of Final Appeal yesterday, after previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180400/africans-appeal-ruling-refugees
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court says Hong Kong must assess refugee cases independently

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the role of the UN agency to fade. "Understanding UNHCR's constraints in its finance and manpower, it is quite unlikely that it would duplicate the job if the government was doing it already," Ho said. Non-permanent judge Mr Justice Anthony Mason said in the court ruling that it was not right for the immigration director to simply rely on the UNHCR. "There are very strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199773/top-court-says-hong-kong-must-assess-refugee-cases-independently
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ban on refugees taking jobs is 'contrary to law', top court hears

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Thomas Chan

    ... by British barrister David Pannick QC. The Immigration Department has received 3,800 torture claims since December 2009. Just 10 were substantiated. The UNHCR said 3,022 people lodged refugee claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400910/ban-refugees-taking-jobs-contrary-law-top-court-hears

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