Rwanda’s authorities has attacked what it referred to as a “disappointing” verdict from the UK’s high courtroom which dominated a scheme to deport asylum seekers to the African nation was illegal.
The UK authorities suffered a serious setback over its Rwanda scheme when the plan was dismissed by the Supreme Court docket on Wednesday.
However a spokesperson for Rwanda’s authorities rejected the concept the East African nation was unsafe for refugees, and argued there was “nothing mistaken” with the way it processes asylum claims.
Spokesperson Yolande Makolo instructed Sky Information the judgment had been based mostly on “hypocritical” and “dishonest” assessments by the UN’s refugee company (UNHCR).
Requested what she product of the decision, she mentioned: “It is finally a call for the UK judicial system. It is disappointing – now we have a extremely good report of internet hosting and welcoming migrants and refugees on this nation.”
Rwanda stays “dedicated” to the partnership and is “prepared” to obtain migrants, she mentioned.
The Supreme Court docket had mentioned in its unanimous judgment that these despatched to Rwanda could be at “actual danger” of being returned dwelling, whether or not their grounds to say asylum have been justified or not – breaching worldwide regulation.
Sky’s Mark Austin pressed Ms Makolo on this, to which she mentioned the courtroom had been referring to the chance of refoulment – the forcible return of refugees or asylum seekers to a rustic they might be subjected to persecution – and that this was based mostly on “hypocritical criticism from the UNHCR”.
She mentioned Rwanda had labored with the UNHCR for a “very long time” and had not refouled anybody.
Austin then requested about one other problem introduced up by the Supreme Court docket, which mentioned there had been an occasion of Rwanda’s directorate-general of immigration dismissing 8% of claims with none written cause or proper of enchantment.
Ms Makolo mentioned these have been once more examples given by the UNHCR that have been “both dishonest or don’t have the total context”.
She added that “any deficiencies they’ve discovered have been corrected since final yr”.
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