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Suella Braverman has criticised the Refugee Convention, arguing that it is not “fit for our modern age” and should be renegotiated, even though it is thanks to the Convention that people are able to access their human rights and rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.