UK-RWANDA asylum plan wins votes in British parliament

UK-RWANDA asylum plan wins votes in British parliament

The asylum deal between Rwanda and United Kingdom to send to Rwanda migrants who arrive illegally in UK has obtained the majority of votes in the UK’s parliament on Thursday, 12th December 2023.

This is following the emergency bill presented to British legislation by the Prime minister Rishi Sunak for appealing the controversial verdict by the UK’s Supreme court that had ruled that the plan is ‘unlawful’ and that Rwanda ‘is not a safe country’, while Rwanda presents proven record of treating fairly migrants and refugees arriving in the country.

Throughout his period in office as Prime minister, Sunak has pinned reputation on the development and making it move forward despite of the constraints.

Now, upon the bill, the plan has won the first vote in the parliament by 313 to 269. However, there are still moderate elements including those from Sunak’s Conservative party who oppose the plan citing that the plan could breach human rights obligation.

While in Rwanda earlier this month, UK’s Home Secretary James Cleverly said that despite of criticism, Britain will still be committed to finding solutions for the international issues including of illegal migration and addressing the concerns of refugees emerging every in the world.

Rwanda also reiterated that it will not give attention on the voices that just criticize the proposed solutions instead of presenting the alternatives for solutions.

Elie Mutangana

Elie Mutangana

Elie Mutangana is a Rwandan journalist covering various topics including Politics, Social affairs and Business.

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