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Home Secretary ‘cannot see any credible reason’ to question the new Rwanda asylum treaty

by LLB political Reporter
5th Dec 23 4:18 pm

On Tuesday the British Home Secretary Jams Cleverly arrived in Kigali, Rwanda to address all the reasons as to why the Supreme Court rejected the asylum policy.

Cleverly said on Tuesday afternoon that now he “cannot see any credible reason” as why the Rwanda treaty can continue.

The Home Secretary has insisted that flights can now resume in spring 2024 which will see the first migrant flights take place.

He insisted that the government has not paid any money to Rwanda in addition to the £140 million already provided.

He said that “inevitably” there will be further costs as there are now new burdens imposed onto the Rwandan legal system.

Cleverly said, “Of course, when a country is taking on responsibilities as Rwanda is doing, it is right and proper that there is remuneration to reflect the additional costs that they are bringing on.”

The Home Secretary promised that “emergency” legislation will be bought before Parliament soon, this will then determine that Rwanda is actually a safe destination for asylum seekers who arrive illegally in the UK.

Speaking to reporters Cleverly said, “We want to see this part of our wider migration plan up and running as quickly as possible.

“We feel very strongly that this treaty addresses all of the issues raised by their lordships in the Supreme Court and we have worked very closely with our Rwandan partners to ensure that it does so.”

Cleverly said he “cannot see any credible reason” to question Rwanda, he added, “I really hope that we can now move quickly.”

Speaking on funding for Kigali, Cleverly said, “Let me make it clear. The Rwandan government has not asked for and we have not provided any funding linked to the signing of this treaty.

“The financial arrangement which inevitably comes as part of an international agreement reflects the costs that may be imposed on Rwanda through the changes that this partnership has created in their systems, in their legal systems and their institutions.”

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