Since the High Court’s judgement on the 19th of December, which found the government’s plans to remove asylum seekers to Rwanda to be lawful, Medical Justice welcomes the fact that applications to appeal this decision are being made.

The Rwanda Scheme between the UK government and Rwanda enables the UK to forcibly remove those asylum seekers deemed to have arrived by irregular routes, to Rwanda.

People seeking asylum continue to receive notices about potential removal to Rwanda. This continues to cause distress and worry. The harms to mental health, as documented in our report Who’s Paying the Price, remain to be of concern.

See coverage from BBC World Service’s Focus on Africa programme, featuring Medical Justice and Prof. Martin McKee, the president of the British Medical Association.


BBC World News / BBC Africa – January 2023