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The UK plan to move asylum seekers on its shores to Rwanda has been met with stiff opposition from human rights organizations. But the UK Government persists, and Rwanda is all too willing.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwanda will be complicated by the UK’s plan to send refugees to Rwanda. A policy that, like almost everything else Boris Johnson touches, is likely to reflect badly on everyone involved.
What is the European Court of Human Rights, and why did it stop a UK flight from taking off to Rwanda?4 min read
The European court blocked the UK from deporting asylum-seekers to Rwanda until after cases in the UK are decided. Will the UK government now consider withdrawing from the European convention on human rights altogether?
Rather than doing anything practical to tackle gangs, the government blames human rights lawyers – the very people who are making sure asylum seekers are correctly and lawfully processed.
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.
Government has more interest in allowing vulnerable children to be targeted by traffickers than tackling traffickers.3 min read
How many children refugees will join those already being incorrectly classed as adults by the Home Office’s social workers? How many risk being sent to Rwanda or stuck in camps?
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.