In a briefing to MPs, Public Law Project has warned that the Government’s rushed Illegal Migration Bill is unfair, unlawful, and amounts to a refugee ban that excludes access to protection for many of those escaping persecution and conflict.

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The Illegal Migration Bill is one of the most damaging Bills put forward by a British government in living memory. Damaging to the rights of people most at risk of serious harm and persecution across the world. Damaging to the safety and best interests of refugee children. Damaging to the UK’s international reputation for compassion and sanctuary. Damaging to the international rules-based order. Damaging to the rule of law and judicial independence. It is a fundamentally bad Bill and should be abandoned.

Earlier this week, Public Law Project CEO Shameem Ahmad, said: “This Bill is ineffective and unjust; the exact opposite of what a fair and humane immigration system should look like.”

Our briefing focuses on how the Bill:

  • Threatens the UK’s international obligations to protect refugees and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Eliminates vital domestic human rights protections
  • Interferes with judicial independence and natural justice
  • Increases unaccountable ministerial power

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For further information about PLP’s work on the Illegal Migration Bill, please contact Luke Robins-Grace