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Asylum: Rwanda

Question for Home Office

UIN 154481, tabled on 14 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has her Department made of the human rights situation in Rwanda before the Government entered into a partnership agreement on the hosting of asylum seekers in that country.

Answered on

21 April 2022

We are confident that the Migration and Economic Development Partnership is fully compliant with domestic and international law, including human rights law.

Rwanda is a State Party to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and the seven core UN Human Rights Conventions. It is recognised globally for its record on welcoming and integrating migrants, including over 500 people evacuated from Libya under the EU’s Emergency Transit Mechanism working in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency, and 30,000 Burundian refugees. Under this agreement, they will process claims in accordance with the UN Refugee Convention, national and international human rights laws.

All those considered for relocation will be decided on a case by case basis.

. Nobody will be relocated if it is unsafe or inappropriate for them.

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