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The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment concerning the government’s proposal to relocate asylum seekers to Rwanda.

By a majority (Sir Geoffrey Vos MR and Underhill LJ, with Lord Burnett CJ dissenting), the Court of Appeal allowed the Claimants’ appeal on the issue of whether Rwanda was a “safe third country”. The Court unanimously dismissed the Claimants’ other grounds of appeal.

Lord Pannick KC, Sir James Eadie KC, Mark Vinall, instructed by the Government Legal Department, for the Defendant.

Sam Grodzinski KC, Paul Luckhurst, Jason Pobjoy, Emmeline Plews, Will Bordell, Rayan Fakhoury, instructed by Duncan Lewis, for various Claimants, including AAA (Syria), AHA (Syria), AT (Iran), AAM (Syria), NSK (Iraq).

Charlotte Kilroy KC instructed by Leigh Day for the Claimant, Asylum Aid.

The judgment is available here, and the court’s summary is available here.

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