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Britain to send illegal migrants to Rwanda – Countdown to treaty

To conclude a treaty with Kigali in order to deport them to Rwanda the Immigrants who arrive illegally in the United Kingdom, the British Home Secretary, James Cleverley, spoke on Thursday (16/11). As he pointed out it will take a few days to conclude.

After High Court judges ruled the deal London has already struck with Kigali illegal, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s conservative government is trying to salvage the highly controversial measure at the heart of its immigration policy.

To supersede this agreement, the London wants to make “a treaty, legally binding” to overcome justice disputes, Cleverley told Sky News, including the fact that asylum seekers may be pushed out of the country to areas that may not be safe.

The transformation of the protocol into a treaty can be done “in a few days” and not weeks or months, the interior minister assured.

However, in practice, the process of ratifying the treaty by Britain, as reported by the Athens News Agency citing AFP, will take at least 21 days to pass through both houses of parliament.

Yesterday, Wednesday (15/11) Sunak assured that he will not allow the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to “block” the deal. TIn June 2022, following a decision by the ECtHR, the departure of the first flight that would transport refugees and migrants to Rwanda was prevented.

“I don’t believe it will be necessary” to withdraw from the ECtHR, as the right wing of the Conservative party wants, Cleverley added, however, while arguing that the plan to promote irregular migrants in Rwanda has already paid off.

We know that the Rwanda plan is being discussed between the traffickers and the people who would put their lives and money in the hands of these traffickers“, he emphasized.

Cleverley also spoke of Rwanda’s “miraculous transformation”, noting that in the criticisms of the plan “I actually detected some very lazy attitudes because this is an African country”.

The government “remains absolutely determined” to implement this plan, he concluded.

Source: News Beast

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