Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Here’s a look back at the timeline of the government’s Rwanda plan so far:

April 2022: The UK government announces plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda

June 2022: The first flight carrying asylum seekers to Rwanda is cancelled minutes before take-off after an intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

December 2022: The High Court rules that the scheme is lawful – but says the cases of eight asylum seekers on board the June flight had not been “properly considered”

January 2023: Migrants facing potential removal to Rwanda win permission to challenge the policy in the Court of Appeal

29 June 2023: Court of Appeal rules the entire scheme is unlawful
October 2023: Supreme Court begins three days of hearings, following an appeal from the government

15 November 2023: The Supreme Court rules that the government’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda is unlawful and the PM says the government will introduce emergency legislation to confirm that Rwanda is safe

By Joy

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