Rwanda asylum policy passages must be revealed, judge rules

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 15:35:20 GMT 8

Rwanda asylum policy passages must be revealed, judge rules


Lord Justice Lewis rules several passages must be disclosed to claimants before hearing to determine if policy is lawful

A judge has ruled that the government must reveal the majority of passages in internal documents relating to a controversial policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their claims processed.

The foreign secretary, Liz Truss, made an application to the high court asking for public interest immunity to be granted to withhold 10 passages of two internal documents from disclosure that she said could damage international relations and breach national security if they were publicly revealed.

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