The British flight, which was scheduled to leave for Rwanda at 10:30 pm on Tuesday to bring asylum seekers there, will not leave for the time being. The European Court of Human Rights prevented the deportation of seven people.
The European Court of Human Rights has blocked the deportation of refugees in Britain to Rwanda after an emergency measure requested by an Iraqi immigrant. The judge ruled that the safety of the people of the African country could not be guaranteed. Care4Calais charity said late Tuesday night.
There were seven undesirable Londoners scheduled to be transferred to Africa. The European Court ruling led to the cancellation of the entire flight.
Care4Calais was the first to report that the European Court of Human Rights had only put an end to the departure of the Iraqi migrant. “This means that it is now also possible for the other six to claim something like this. We are very comfortable.” The European Court of Human Rights confirmed this ruling. An Iraqi can stay for another three weeks. After a few hours, it became clear that the other six people would not be sent to Rwanda either. A government official said the departure had been postponed.
PM Johnson disappointed, calls plan ‘rational’
In April, the UK signed an agreement with Rwanda to receive illegal immigrants and asylum seekers in the African country for a fee. The plan sparked a storm of protest. Human rights activists tried to prevent its implementation through the British courts, but were unsuccessful.
With this measure, the government in London wants to prevent immigrants from France from making the dangerous crossing into England. This often happens in rickety boats with the help of people smugglers.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed disappointment at what he called “legal attempts to undermine safe routes for asylum seekers” and called the British plan “reasonable”. He hinted that the UK was looking for ways to implement the plan. “Will it be necessary to change some laws going forward? It might be the case and all these options are under constant review.”
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