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Rishi Sunak navigates legal challenges amidst setback on deportation of migrants to Rwanda

By Esther Muhozi
On 29 November 2023 at 01:00

The United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak is set to lead the first Cabinet meeting in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision thwarting the government’s initiative to relocate immigrants to Rwanda.

Scheduled for November 30, 2023, this meeting has become imperative following a cautionary advisory about potential repercussions on the country’s immigration strategy if international law provisions are neglected or violated.

The United Kingdom aims to devise a mechanism for transferring immigrants and asylum seekers who have entered the country through illicit means to Rwanda. Conversely, the Supreme Court has determined that such a course of action violates international law, prompting the British Government to promptly explore alternative avenues.

According to The Times, the British Government, guided by its legal advisors, has been cautioned that breaching the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) could impede the extradition process of immigrants to Rwanda.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has outlined plans to commence the transfer of migrants to Rwanda in the summer of 2024.

The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak is set to lead the first cabinet meeting following the Supreme Court's ruling against migrants' deportation to Rwanda.

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