UK Upper House Passes Rwanda Deportation Bill

On 22nd April, 2024, the UK's upper house approved a Bill facilitating the deportation of undocumented immigrants to Rwanda.

The Rwanda Bill

  • The House of Lords passed the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill, designating Rwanda as a safe third country for deportation.
  • The Bill addresses concerns raised by the Supreme Court over mistreatment risks faced by asylum seekers in Rwanda, aiming to confirm Rwanda's status as a safe destination.

UK Government’s Policy on Rwanda

  • In April 2022, then-UK PM Boris Johnson signed a deal with Rwanda allowing the UK to send some asylum-seekers there to curb human trafficking.
  • Under ....
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