LGBTQ charities celebrate defeat of UK government’s ‘appalling’ Rwanda policy
LGBTQ charities are celebrating the defeat of the government’s Rwanda policy (Image: Pexels)
LGBTQ charities are celebrating the defeat of the UK Government’s policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.
On Wednesday (15 November) the UK’s Supreme Court ruled the policy unlawful. It is the latest defeat for the government over the policy. It would have seen asylum seekers sent to the African country while their claims were processed.
The “appalling” plan was unanimously defeated by five Supreme Court Justices. One of those, Lord Reed, ruled that “there were substantial grounds for believing that a real risk of refoulement.”
“Our beneficiaries can take a breath of relief, but they are still not safe”
Following the announcement, Micro Rainbow and Rainbow Migration, two charities that work with LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, celebrated