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Court of Appeal to reconsider ruling that Rwanda policy to deport asylum seekers is lawful

Claimants to argue assurances by Rwandan government do not ‘provide sufficient guarantee’ of safety

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Monday 16 January 2023 13:23 GMT
UK asylum seekers live with fear of possible deportation to Rwanda

Asylum seekers and a charity have been granted permission to appeal the High Court’s finding that the Rwanda asylum deal is lawful.

In December, judges found that the overall policy was legal but quashed the Home Office’s decisions to deport eight people selected for transfer to Kigali.

Suella Braverman hailed the ruling as a victory, claiming it “thoroughly vindicates the Rwanda partnership” and restating her commitment to starting flights to Kigali.

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