Injunction Against Rwanda Deportations Denied by Court of Appeal

    Photo: AFP [via Al Jazeera]

    The Facts

    • The London Court of Appeal on Mon. denied a proposed injunction to the UK government's plans to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda. The first flight is set to go ahead as early as Tues., despite the controversial policy facing criticism from charities, religious leaders and international human rights groups.

    • The news comes after the High Court in London on Fri. denied the injunction brought by lawyers representing asylum-seekers set for deportation, alongside the Public and Commercial Sevices union and migration charities Care4Calais and Detention Action.

    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    This is an important win. There is public interest in preventing illegal immigration, particularly dangerous Channel crossings that have already claimed many lives.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    The UK government's appalling policy is an attempt to shift its responsibilities onto another country. The UK itself has even denounced Rwanda's human rights records, and yet the government is trying to make it out to be a suitable place to send vulnerable refugees.

    Establishment split



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