Papers of Mr P.H. (Hugh) Walker. Member of the Hong Kong Government’s Refugee Status Review Board, 1990-92. Papers relate to the treatment and assessment of refugees from Vietnam and the regulations under which the Board operated.
Donated by Mr Hugh Walker.
File 1: Regulations and guidance on refugee status.
- Handbook on procedures and criteria for determining refugee status uner the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the status of refugees, Geneva, 1988, 93pp.
- Legal supplement No. 1 to the Hong Kong Government Gazette, London, 1989. This document refers to the status of refugees in Hong Kong, handwritten on the front, ‘The Ordinance’.
- Handbook on procedures and criteria for determining refugee status uner the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the status of refugees, reedited, Geneva, 1992, 93pp.
File 2: Correspondence relating to the staffing and operation of the Review Board.
- Correspondence between PHW, the Secretary of State, the Governor, the Chairman of the Review Board and Dr Jayawickrama about the composition of the Review Board, levels of pay and remuneration, duties of its members
File 3: Personal correspondence from PHW about his position on the Review Board: contract details, remuneration etc.
File 4: Work papers and Board directives from the Chairman.
File 5: Definitions and examples for Review Board reference.
File 6: Review Board papers of 16 actual cases brought before the Board for assessment of refugee status.