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Safety of Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill

Inquiry

The Joint Committee on Human Rights would like your views on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill. The Bill would require all decision-makers, including the courts, to conclusively treat Rwanda as a safe country, with a view to ensuring that the Government can pursue its policy of sending asylum seekers from the UK to make their claims in Rwanda. The proposals in the Bill would engage fundamental human rights, including the prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment under Article 3 and the right to an effective remedy under Article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 12 January 2024.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill
Inquiry Safety of Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill
HC 435 / HL 62
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report
HC 647
Special Report
First Special Report - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report
Inquiry Safety of Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill
HC 647
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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24 January 2024
Inquiry Safety of Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill
Witnesses 8 New Square Chambers
Oral Evidence
24 January 2024
Inquiry Safety of Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill
Witnesses Lord Sandhurst (Member at House of Lords), and Lord Sumption (former at The Supreme Court)
Oral Evidence
17 January 2024
Inquiry Safety of Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill
Witnesses Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA), JUSTICE, Refugee Council, and Migration Watch UK
Oral Evidence
Human Rights Legal Framework Equality and Human Rights Commission (RWA0022)
Dr Joelle Grogan (Senior Researcher and head of research at UK in a Changing Europe), and Dr Alice Donald (Associate Professor of Human Rights Law at Middlesex University) (RWA0023)
Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA), and JUSTICE (RWA0024)

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