UK Considers Leaving Human Rights Convention To Push Rwanda Deportation

Downing Street hinted at a possible withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), expressing its commitment to sending asylum seekers to Rwanda.

The spokesperson for United Kingdom’s Prime Minister said that Downing Street is “keeping all options on the table” after ECHR ruled on the UK’s latest attempt to send refugees to Rwanda.

“We will do whatever it takes to deliver this new approach, including being prepared to explore any and all further legal reforms that may be necessary,” said the spokesperson.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that the “legal world” has been trying to stop the UK from upholding the legal pathways to the country. 

ECHR’s ruling on Tuesday prevented the inaugural flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey said the UK government might soon challenge ECHR’s ruling.

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