This is a blow to the British government: despite its determination to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, 6,000 km away, to prevent illegal arrivals in the United Kingdom, the first flight was cancelled, according to the European Court of Human Rights. After an immediate decision of (ECHR).
The project, criticized by the United Nations, is very popular among conservative voters, while the prime minister, Boris Johnson, tries to restore his authority after avoiding a no-confidence motion from his party. But after legal action, a decision by the European Court of Human Rights specifically forced chartered aircraft worth hundreds of thousands of euros to remain grounded. “Last ticket cancelled. No one is going to Rwanda”tweeted the Care4Calais refugee aid union, which had announced the cancellation of previous deportations.
Government sources confirmed to British news agency PA that the planned plane would not take off due to last-minute interference by the ECHR. Originally, the authorities had planned to expel 130 asylum seekers (Iranians, Iraqis, Albanians or Syrians) on this first flight, a figure that was steadily reduced after various individual appeals.
At the last minute, the ECHR halted the deportation of an Iraqi asylum seeker on Tuesday evening, taking a temporary emergency measure, a source of relief for federations defending the rights of migrants who judge a brutal and immoral government project. We do. The Strasbourg-based ECHR considered that the Iraqi expulsion should be postponed until British justice examines the legitimacy of the bill, which is expected in July. This is specifically to ensure that migrants have access to fair procedures in Rwanda and that the country is considered safe.
UK government ‘sustained’
The British government had in recent days reiterated its determination to deport Rwanda, saying it called for an appeal. “There will be people on these flights and if they are not on this flight, they will be on the next flight”said head of diplomacy Liz Truss on Sky News earlier in the day. “We are by no means afraid or ashamed of any criticism”The prime minister, Boris Johnson, was abound.
After ECHR’s decision, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “We will not be discouraged from doing the right thing and implementing our plans to control our country’s borders. , Under its agreement with Kigali, London will initially finance the system for 120 million pounds (140 million euros). The Government of Rwanda has specified that it will offer migrants the possibility “to settle down permanently”,
An “immoral” policy according to the Anglican Church
During a news conference in Kigali, Rwandan government spokeswoman Yolande Makolo acknowledged that the agreement was a “Solving a Broken Global Asylum System”, “We don’t think giving people homes is immoral”he added, explaining that Rwanda would ” Happy “ to welcome “thousands of migrants”,
“This immoral policy is a shame for Britain”For their part, a letter published by the newspaper on Tuesday estimated many times Spiritual leaders of the Anglican Church, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Stephen Cottrell of York, and twenty-three bishops.
“The immoral people in this case are traffickers”Answered M.Me truss. Prince Charles Reigns Privately “terrible” government project, reported on Saturday times, Which sparked controversy when he should attend the Commonwealth meeting to be held in Rwanda from June 20.
Organizer. Zombie aficionado. Wannabe reader. Passionate writer. Twitter lover. Music scholar. Web expert.