Rwanda Plan in Supreme Court: Garden Court representing asylum seekers

Monday 9 October 2023

Sonali Naik KCAdrian BerryMark SymesEva Doerr and Isaac Ricca-Richardson, of the Garden Court Chambers Public Law Team, represent AS (Iran), instructed by Paul Turner and Iain Palmer of Barnes Harrild and Dyer Solicitors.

David Sellwood, of the Garden Court Chambers Public Law Team, is part of the team representing RM (Iran), instructed by Daniel Merriman and Tim Davies of Wilson Solicitors.

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The three-day hearing, starting today, at the Supreme Court will determine whether the UK government's plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is lawful.

This follows the Court of Appeal ruling in June 2023 which found that there are shortcomings in the asylum system in Rwanda which means that removing asylum seekers there would be in breach of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the prohibition on torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.

The hearing has been widely covered in the press, including BBC NewsGuardianFinancial TimesIndependentReuters and many more.

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