United Kingdom: Planned escape with asylum seekers to Rwanda halted – government is preparing another attempt

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Planned escape with asylum seekers to Rwanda stopped – the government is preparing a new attempt

Britain must stop the controversial deportation flight to Rwanda

At the last minute, the British government had to stop the deportation flight to Rwanda after the intervention of the European Court of Human Rights. The court in Strasbourg saw the victims as “a real risk of irreversible damage”.

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Failure for Boris Johnson’s new asylum policy: Due to legal objections, the first deportation flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda was stopped. The European Court of Human Rights has intervened. The British government wants to act.

Dthe first planned deportation flight from the UK to Rwanda with asylum seekers of various nationalities was stopped by a court shortly before departure. The British Home Office confirmed this to the BBC after the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg thwarted the British government’s plans with a single intervention. There is a “real risk of irreversible harm” for the asylum seekers concerned, the court found.

Due to legal objections, the tickets of the last remaining asylum seekers to be deported were canceled, the organization said. Care4Calais on Twitter. 130 deportations were originally targeted. The British authorities eventually reserved 31 tickets. According to Care4Calais, these tickets were gradually canceled due to pending court decisions.

However, the British government adheres to the planned deportation flights even after a temporary stop. Labor Secretary Therese Coffey told Sky News on Wednesday that action would certainly be taken against the judges’ verdict. “The most important thing is that we deal with it immediately.” The UK is already preparing a new flight attempt.

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“I can’t say exactly how many people will be on board,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday, when only a handful of deportations were planned. “It’s really important that we implement the principle.” A little later, however, the European Court of Human Rights also intervened – and now apparently overturned the entire lawsuit.

The court originally asked Britain not to fly an Iraqi asylum seeker to Rwanda for the time being. The court ruling was made Tuesday night, shortly before the man and other people were to be transferred to an East African country.

All the other men involved with the precedent then filed a lawsuit in British courts and the flight was stopped.

Interior Minister Priti Patel said she was “disappointed” but did not let herself be discouraged. Another deportation flight is already being prepared.

A British court allowed the government to act

The court called on the British authorities to take the men out of the country no earlier than three weeks after the final decision in the ongoing proceedings in the United Kingdom. The court should be informed of the final decision. According to the court, interim measures are binding and are imposed only exceptionally and in the immediate danger of irreparable damage.

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Britain can now deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

A British court in London has previously ruled that the flight can take off according to plan – but has announced that it will re-examine the new legislation. If this is not legal, people with disabilities can return from Rwanda to the UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stressed that he will not deviate from his new asylum plan. It was always clear to him that its implementation would require a long journey with many legal obstacles.

Britain has signed an agreement with Rwanda to curb illegal migration. People who have entered the United Kingdom illegally, regardless of their nationality or origin, should be brought into the country and given the opportunity to seek asylum there. Even if they were recognized as refugees there, there should never be a return to the UK. The United Nations considers this to be a violation of international law and a dangerous precedent.

The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, France, is part of the Council of Europe. Institutions that are independent of the European Union work together to protect human rights in 46 Member States.

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