Court decides that the U.K.’s plan to deport Rwandan asylum seekers is legal

The London High Court ruled on Monday that Britain’s proposal to deport migrants to Rwanda is legal, upholding Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s high-stakes political vow to address the record number of migrant arrivals in small boats.

The plan, which was unveiled in April, calls for sending thousands of migrants who land in Britain from a distance of more than 4,000 miles (6,400 km) to Rwanda.

Judges Clive Lewis and Jonathan Swift announced the court’s ruling, stating that it was legal for Britain to coordinate with the Rwandan government to move asylum seekers there so that their claims could be adjudicated there.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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