Joint Letter: Rwanda Bill/Act

251 organisations write to the PM expressing outrage at the Rwanda Bill

Community Policy Forum and 250 other civil society organisations have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister following the passage of the Government’s Rwanda Act.

The civil society organisations have come together to make a stand against the Government’s Rwanda Plan, which we say breaks international law and “abandons our duty to share in the global responsibility towards those forced to seek safety”.

The Rwanda Act is described in the letter as “a shameful and performatively cruel law that will risk people’s lives”, whilst the UK Government is accused of rewriting facts following the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that Rwanda is not a safe country in which to send refugees.

The letter has been signed by charities, human rights organisations, organisations supporting children, women, and disabled communities, and faith groups.

Signatures across the refugee sector include the Refugee Council, JCWI, Jesuit Refugee Service UK, Detention Action, Refugee Action, Freedom from Torture and Care4Calais.

Other high profile signatories include Oxfam GB, Human Rights Watch, Children’s Rights Alliance for England and Disability Rights UK.

Read the full letter and list of signatories:

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