…By Henry George for TDPel Media.
In a significant ruling, the Court of Appeal has declared the UK Government’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda as unlawful.
The decision, announced by three senior appeal court judges, concludes that Rwanda cannot be considered a safe third country.
Concerns Over Asylum System in Rwanda
Judge Ian Burnett highlighted that the majority of judges found significant deficiencies in Rwanda’s asylum system, leading to a genuine fear that individuals sent there would be at risk of being returned to their home countries where they face persecution and inhumane treatment.
Setback for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Migration Strategy
The Court of Appeal’s judgement deals a severe blow to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s commitment to curb the arrival of migrants via small boats.
The ruling challenges the viability of the government’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda and indicates the need for alternative measures.
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