Lift-off for the Safety of Rwanda Act? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 22nd, 2024 in asylum, bills, deportation, government departments, human rights, news, Rwanda by sally

‘On 25 April, the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 received royal assent and passed into law. This is the latest development relating to the government’s policy to stop small boat crossings via the implementation of a Rwanda asylum seeker removals scheme. After rounds of parliamentary ping-pong between the Commons and Lords, the government was able to push through the legislation. The final version of the act does not include any of the amendments passed by the Lords, such as a carve-out exemption to prevent removal to Rwanda of people who served with or for the British Armed Forces, such as Afghan translators.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st May 2024