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James Cleverly signs new asylum treaty in Rwanda

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James Cleverly signs new asylum treaty in Rwanda

Home Secretary James Cleverly has signed a fresh treaty with Rwanda to help get Rishi Sunak’s thwarted asylum deal off the ground.

He traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the agreement on Tuesday 5 December, in a bid to make the deal legally watertight after the Supreme Court ruled it unlawful in November.

Domestic legislation is also planned so Parliament can state that Rwanda is a safe destination for asylum seekers arriving in Britain.

Details on what the final treaty contains are unconfirmed.

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