PLP has urged Parliament to reject the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill and briefed Peers as the Bill entered committee stage on Monday 12 February.

Read our briefing here

Our briefing highlights amendments which seek to prevent the Bill from:

  • Undermining the role of the courts
  • Placing vulnerable people at risk
  • Requiring decision-makers to uphold the legal fiction that Rwanda is a safe country
  • Allowing the Government to act contrary to the Human Rights Act and international law
  • Preventing the judiciary from stopping removal where it will protect people’s lives and safety

We are also urging the House of Lords to oppose Amendment 32, which makes the Bill more harmful and regressive by requiring the courts to ignore even more domestic and international laws.

Read our full briefing to find out which amendments we would support.