Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

If you’re just joining our live coverage of today’s Court of Appeal judgement on the UK’s Rwanda deportation plans, here’s a recap:

  • The Court of Appeal ruled government plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda are unlawful
  • During a short hearing this morning, judges overturned a previous High Court ruling which said the east African nation could be considered a safe country
  • A majority of the judges ruled, two-to-one, “deficiencies” in Rwanda’s asylum system meant asylum seekers could be returned home and face persecution, even though they may have a good claim for asylum.
  • Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the government will seek permission to appeal the decision at the Supreme Court
  • Charity Asylum Aid, who brought the case along with ten individual asylum seekers, said the ruling is a vindication for rule of law and basic fairness

By Joy

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