On February 2, 2016, the LegCo Panel on Security held a meeting to discuss the HKSAR Administration’s comprehensive review of the strategy of handling non-refoulement claims. Whilst Justice Centre welcomes a comprehensive review of the Unified Screening Mechanism (“USM”), it is worth stressing that the purpose of the USM is to protect those at risk of persecution, torture, cruel, inhumane, degrading treatment or punishment.
Prior to the meeting we submitted an informal briefing to selected members of the Panel on Security. Read our full briefing here.
Read the Administration’s paper here.