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Tuesday, 23rd April 2024

LCN writes to Prime Minister on passage of Rwanda Bill

The Law Centres Network has joined 250+ organisations calling on Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to abandon the Rwanda asylum plan.

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill has made its way through Parliament and is awaiting Royal Assent.

The letter calls for the government to guarantee that asylum claims will be heard fairly on UK shores. It also recommends introducing safe and legal routes to the UK to avoid forcing asylum seekers to take dangerous journeys.

Head of Policy & Profile at the Law Centres Network, Nimrod Ben-Cnaan, said:

"The passing of the Rwanda Bill is a low point for the UK. It hollows out our international commitment to offer safe haven to people seeking asylum. It seeks to exclude people from human rights protection and undermines protection from abuses of power by the government.

Law Centres will continue to fight for justice and the rule of law. We will abide by the UK’s humane tradition and continue to help people in danger seek protection."

Open letter to Rishi Sunak – download

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