Re Yasar Mumtaz

CourtCourt of Appeal (Hong Kong)
Judgment Date04 June 2020
Neutral Citation[2020] HKCA 421
Judgement NumberCACV199/2019
Subject MatterCivil Appeal
CACV199A/2019 RE YASAR MUMTAZ

CACV 199/2019

[2020] HKCA 421

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF APPEAL

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 199 OF 2019

(ON APPEAL FROM HCAL NO. 1066 OF 2017)

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RE: YASAR MUMTAZ Applicant

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Before: Hon Cheung, Chu and Au JJA in Court

Date of Written Submissions: 23 December 2019

Date of Judgment: 4 June 2020

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J U D G M E N T

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Hon Au JA (giving judgment of the court):

1. By a judgment dated 9 December 2019 ([2019] HKCA 1376) (“the Judgment”), this court (Hon Cheung and Au JJA) dismissed the applicant’s appeal against the decision of Campbell-Moffat J (“the Judge”) dated 12 April 2019 ([2019] HKCFI 344), refusing leave to apply for judicial review.

2. The intended judicial review is against the decision of the Torture Claims Appeal Board / Non-Refoulement Claims Petition Office dated 11 December 2017 and the decision of the Director of Immigration (“the Director”) dated 10 August 2017 rejecting the applicant’s non-refoulement claim.

3. The facts and issues in the appeal, as well as the court’s reasons for dismissing it, are set out in the Judgment. We will not repeat them here.

4. By a Notice of Motion dated 10 December 2019, the applicant applied for leave to appeal against the Judgment to the Court of Final Appeal.

5. Under section 22(1)(b) of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Ordinance, Cap 484, leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal may be granted if the question involved in the appeal is one which, by reason of its great general or public importance, or otherwise, ought to be submitted to the Court of Final Appeal for decision.

6. In the Notice of Motion, the applicant set out the following grounds:

“I would like to inform court of final appeal. There is some error in law in my decision. Decision maker just relied on COL information and my previous facts which were favor on reject my claim. Actual life occur different situation then mentioned in the COL Information. Officer and court prefers to ignore the overwhelming of the evidence of the violence towards minorities searching for unrealistic silver lining. The Decision betrey minorities a bias and formula approach unlikely fairly access the danger of my life and clearly calcute to reject my claim.”

7. In compliance with the directions given by Master Au-Yeung on 12...

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