The UK Supreme Court Blocks Rwanda Deportation Policy as Violating Refugee Protections

In a widely anticipated ruling, the UK Supreme Court has blocked the government’s controversial policy to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda. The ruling centered around the principle of “non-refoulement,” a cornerstone of international law aimed at preventing the deportation of individuals to countries where they face the risk of persecution or irreparable harm.[1] The decision not only scrutinized the specific case but also delved into the logistical challenges posed by the Rwandan asylum system. The Court found that the policy carried substantial risks of improper asylum procedures and indirect refoulement in Rwanda, violating the fundamental principle of non-refoulement under international and domestic law. The policy, agreed between the UK […]