Supreme Court rules plan to send refugees to Rwanda ‘unlawful’

In a victory for human rights and compassion, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Government's plan to send refugees to Rwanda is unlawful.

Freedom from Torture is delighted that the Supreme Court has affirmed what caring people already knew: the UK Government’s ‘cash for humans’ deal with Rwanda is not only deeply immoral, but it also flies in the face of the laws of this country.

The stakes of this case could not have been higher. Every day in our therapy rooms we see the terror that this scheme has inflicted on survivors of torture who have come to the UK seeking sanctuary. Instead of devising inhumane policies that defy our legal and moral duties, the Government should focus on clearing the enormous asylum backlog, in which thousands of torture survivors are languishing, unable to recover or rebuild their lives.

Now more than ever, we must continue to stand united against the Government’s cruel and punitive anti-refugee policies and demand an asylum system that treats people with humanity, dignity and compassion.

Not to Rwanda, not anywhere: Stop the Flights

With this government announcing emergency legislation and threatening to go against international law, it's time to step it up a gear.

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