1951 Refugee Convention
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Illegal immigration bill does more than ‘push the boundaries’ of international law5 min read
The UK government is introducing a bill to deter small boat migration and remove those who arrive illegally. It violates international law, overriding domestic laws, the Refugee Convention and Human Rights Law.
Channel crossings: No “soundbite” or “three word answer”.7 min read
I had a dream last night where I was briefing a Prime Minister about practical, humane, ways to reduce channel crossings. You could tell it was a dream because they actually listened.
How the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is 21st-century imperialism writ large.5 min read
How will asylum seekers relocated from the UK be accommodated in Rwanda, beyond temporary plans to convert a former hostel into a detention centre, and what will happen to those who are not granted asylum? Whatever. For the UK, the UK-Rwanda deal represents yet another business interest in Africa.
UN refugee agency ‘firmly’ opposes UK-Rwanda offshore migration processing deal.4 min read
The deal made by the UK to send migrants for processing and relocation to Rwanda is at odds with States’ responsibility to take care of those in need of protection, the UN refugee agency says.
Ukraine: The UK is failing to meet its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention.6 min read
Instead of providing safe and legal routes to protection to people in grave danger, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced a minor loosening of visa rules.