Toward comprehensive refugee legislation in Hong Kong?

This comment reflects on the Hong Kong Government’s announcement that it plans to reform its “torture screening” mechanism and provide a statutory framework for the consideration of claims under Article 3 of the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Torture Convention). It argues that the new mechanism should go beyond the requirements of the Torture Convention and also examine claims for protection from refoulement based on other standards in customary international law and the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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