Councils brace as Supreme Court outlaws Rwanda asylum plan

By Mark Conrad | 15 November 2023

The Supreme Court has ruled the UK’s controversial proposal to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful – a decision likely to impact local government.

In a unanimous decision today, five Supreme Court judges led by Lord Reed said there was a ‘real risk’ that asylum seekers sent to Rwanda could end up back in the country they were fleeing – where they could be subject to inhumane treatment.

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