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Deportations to Rwanda are legal and do not break the UN Refugee Convention

The forced evictions have been described as inhumane by charities, human rights activists and opposition parties, among others. But according to the court, the Rwanda plan is in line with the Refugee Convention and other legal obligations of the government.

The British government wants to send tens of thousands of illegal migrants and asylum seekers to Rwanda and has concluded a deal worth more than 140 million euros with the African country. The plan was announced in April, but has not yet taken off due to legal setbacks. The first flight in June did not go ahead at the last minute, after the European Court of Human Rights prevented the evictions.

With the controversial Rwanda plan, the government of prime minister Rishi Sunak wants to reduce the increased flow of migrants. This year, a record number of migrants from France crossed the channel into England. This crossing is life-threatening and claimed at least four more lives last week.

Brian O'Neil

Brian O'Neil is the founder and chief editor. He was a journalist in the original LS TV before it closed in 2017.

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