British interior minister, James Cleverly has expressed hope that a deal signed with Rwanda would address all the issues raised by the Supreme Court when it blocked the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to the East African country.

The agreement was signed by Rwandan Foreign Minister, Vincent Biruta and Cleverly, who travelled to Kigali to salvage London’s stalled bid to send migrants to Rwanda

The Supreme Court had sided with a lower court decision that the policy was incompatible with Britain’s international obligations because Kigali could forcibly return migrants to places where they could face persecution.

British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak had vowed to persevere with the contentious project by securing the new treaty, vowing to address concerns raised in the Supreme Court’s ruling last month.

Written by:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *