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  1. Congolese torture claimant takes his fight to High Court

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for torture-claimant status to the UNHCR. The magistrate's court set January 3 this year as his trial date after repeatedly adjourning the case, pending the result of his torture claim. On January 2 he ... he had appealed against the UNHCR's decision. Mark Daly of solicitors' firm Barnes & Daly, for the applicant, said the city's prosecution policy showed it lacked a coherent ...

  2. Government must screen torture claimants fairly

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was more than happy to leave all applicants to be screened by the cash-strapped UNHCR. A Court of Final Appeal ruling that year compelled the government to screen torture claimants, at least. ... that encourage more and more people to claim that they faced torture if sent back home, and therefore avoid being screened by the UNHCR. This is because a decision by the UNHCR is final, ...

  3. Screening policy review to stop abuse by torture claimants

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... being in the city for an average of 17 months. Most made their first claims to the UNHCR and turned to the Convention Against Torture after being rejected. 'Many lodged claims only when ...

  4. Alleged torture victims are prosecuted

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... human right and called on the government to assess all torture claims individually. The UNHCR rejected the family's application for refugee status in December. A Security Bureau spokesman ...



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