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‘Fundamentally wrong’: Refugee charity prepares legal challenge to UK’s Rwanda asylum plan

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‘Fundamentally wrong’: Refugee charity prepares legal challenge to UK’s Rwanda asylum plan

Volunteer-led charity Care4Calais are preparing a legal challenge against the government over the Rwanda asylum plan, which will send asylum seekers arriving into the UK to Rwanda for processing and resettlement.

Care4Calais believe the scheme is a breach of the UK’s legal obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Refugee Convention, and are building their challenge on these grounds.

The plan, enacted by Home Secretary Priti Patel, is initially targeted towards small boat male migrant crossings in the English channel, with the first deportation flights set for 6 June 2022.

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