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Court of Appeal in the UK determines that the government’s intention to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is illegal

30 June 2023 | TITN Team

The UK Court of Appeal has found that it is illegal for the government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. By a vote of two to one, the Court of Appeal decided today that Rwanda could not be considered a safe third nation. The decision is a major setback for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who is already under pressure from his Conservative Party and the public to address the growing number of asylum seekers, whose accommodation costs 3 billion pounds annually and who are driving up inflation and interest rates.


Tens of thousands of asylum seekers who land on British soil would be sent to the East African nation under an initial 140 million pound agreement reached last year. In the meanwhile, Mr. Sunak declared that he will appeal the Supreme Court’s decision that the Rwanda deportation plan is illegal since he firmly disagrees with it. After activists prevailed in a Court of Appeal appeal to the divisive programme, the prime minister declared he will take whatever action is required to restart the removal flights.