Yam v. Director of Immigration, Hong Kong
Published: 11 Oct 2016
- Judge ruled that customary international law of non-refoulement did not constitute a legal norm and has no application in Hong Kong domestic law.
- Refused to recognise the right of non-refoulement.
- Also ruled that Hong Kong courts may rely on the UNHCR’s determination of whether a refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution.
Read the case here (PDF).