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Rishi Sunak Plans New Treaty With Rwanda After Supreme Court Ruling

Britain’s highest court ruled that a government policy to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda was unlawful.

Today, the Supreme Court has judged that the Rwanda policy requires a set of changes in order to be lawful. I do not agree with this decision, but I respect it and accept it. The rule of law is fundamental to our democracy. We have prepared for all outcomes of this case. And so we have been working on a new international treaty with Rwanda. This will provide a guarantee in law that those who are relocated from the U.K. to Rwanda will be protected against removal from Rwanda, and it will make clear that we will bring back anyone if ordered to do so by a court. I am also announcing today that we will take the extraordinary step of introducing emergency legislation. It will ensure that people cannot further delay flights by bringing systemic challenges in our domestic courts, and stop our policy being repeatedly blocked.

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