The Daily Express, 21 November 2023
Rishi Sunak’s plan to rush through new laws, enabling illegal asylum seekers to be deported to Rwanda for processing of their claims, is doomed to fail, according to a major new expert study.
The paper drawn up by top KC Martin Howe for the Centre for Brexit Policy think tank, has warned that as long as the UK is a signatory to the ECHR, it will face appeals to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and further long delays in processing claims.
The report noted: “The Rwanda removal scheme is still left vulnerable to ECHR-based legal challenges in the UK courts.
“There will be challenges based on individual circumstances even if emergency legislation reverses the effect of the Supreme Court decision unless that emergency legislation is drafted to exclude those individual challenges as well.”
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