Refugees' Rights
Total 9 Posts

How the bill to declare Rwanda a ‘safe’ country for refugees could lead to a constitutional crisis

5 min read
Rishi Sunak’s bill, deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, passes despite right-wing Tory MPs abstaining. It challenges the Supreme Court’s ruling, sparking concerns about the government’s commitment to the rule of law and constitutional principles, possibly leading to a crisis.

The government quietly ditched its plans to help refugees learn English

3 min read
Suella Braverman’s attack on immigrants followed the government’s failure to deliver the promised strategy to teach English.

Suella Braverman warns of ‘unmanageable’ numbers of asylum seekers – The data shows we hardly take any

4 min read
The current government is the most aggressively anti-refugee administration in British history, with laws threatening to send asylum seekers to Rwanda and language used to discuss refugees linked to increasing unrest. Yet, Suella Braverman warns that millions more people will come to Britain, “uncontrolled and unmanageable”. A migration “hurricane” is

Suella Braverman is wrong about the UN refugee convention being ‘not fit for purpose’

5 min read
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.

Hotels and employment aren’t major ‘pull factors’ for refugees

4 min read
UK policies aimed at reducing asylum-seeking through welfare and job restrictions are ineffective, research shows. The key driver for asylum destination choice is existing social networks, not employment or welfare benefits.

How the UK’s new immigration law will put more people at risk of modern slavery

5 min read
The government has claimed that irregular migrants are falsely claiming to be victims of modern slavery to avoid being deported, but there is little evidence to support this.

It could cost the taxpayer £169,000 to deport each migrant to Rwanda – and possibly even more

4 min read
The government says it will cost £169,000 per person to send migrants to Rwanda, but this is based on shaky assumptions and does not include many other costs. The real cost is likely to be much higher and the plan may not work at all.
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