Rwanda Policy

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Rishi Sunak has said he is prepared to lead the UK out of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) if re-elected as prime minister following next month's general election. Mr Sunak, whose Conservative Party is well behind the Labour Party in opinion polls and in danger of slipping into third place

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Legislation paving the way for the UK to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda has been approved by Westminster in what human rights campaigners have called a "national disgrace". Michael O'Flaherty, the new European commissioner for human rights, is among those leading criticism today after the Safety of

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The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill is fundamentally incompatible with the UK’s human rights obligations, Westminster's joint committee on human rights has warned. Following scrutiny of the bill to assess its human rights implications, the committee has published a report highli

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The UK government plans to redeploy 150 judges in order to fast-track appeals by asylum seekers against deportation to Rwanda, according to reports. The proposed Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill will allow the controversial scheme — under which asylum seekers arriving in the UK w

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A revised treaty with Rwanda addresses the UK Supreme Court's reservations about the government's controversial migrant policy, according to the UK's home secretary James Cleverly. Last month, the court ruled that the scheme, aimed at sending migrants to Rwanda, risked breaching human rights.

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UK lawyers could be stationed in Rwandan courts as part of a new treaty to support the deportation scheme, which is expected to be signed shortly. The move comes in response to the UK Supreme Court's ruling last month, which held the deportation plan to be unlawful.

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The UK Supreme Court has rejected the UK government's plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda. A bench of five in the Supreme Court unanimously upheld a ruling from the Court of Appeal that there was a real risk of deported refugees having their claims in Rwanda wrongly assessed or being returned t

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The UK Supreme Court has received and determined applications for permission to cross-appeal in the following cases, often referred to as the Rwanda appeals: No further applications for permission to appeal are expected to be received.

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Only 23 per cent of the British public support the UK's departure from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a poll has revealed. The poll, conducted by think tank More in Common, suggests that 49 per cent of respondents want the UK to continue its membership in the ECHR.

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The UK government's plan to deport migrants to Rwanda is lawful, the High Court in London has ruled. The court ruled yesterday that the scheme did not fall foul of the UN's Refugee Convention on human rights laws.

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The UK government must reveal more passages of internal documents assessing the human rights situation in Rwanda which were drawn up before ministers adopted a controversial asylum policy, a court has ruled. Lawyers acting for foreign secretary Liz Truss had asked the High Court to grant public inte

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The UK government has said it will not attempt to deport any more asylum seekers to Rwanda pending the outcome of a court challenge later this year. A judicial review against the policy has been brought by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), which represents 80 per cent of Border Force s

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Legal bodies have hit back at UK prime minister Boris Johnson's claim that lawyers representing refugees were “abetting the work of criminal gangs” amid attempts to prevent asylum seekers from being removed to Rwanda. The plan to send a man to Rwanda was last night interrupted by a rulin

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The European Court of Human Rights has granted an urgent interim measure in the case of K.N. v. the United Kingdom, an asylum-seeker facing imminent removal to Rwanda. The court received a request yesterday to indicate an urgent interim measure to the UK government, under Rule 39 of the Rules of Cou

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