Oxfam responds to High Court ruling on Government’s Rwanda plans

Responding to the High Court ruling that the Government’s Rwanda asylum plan is legal, Katy Chakrabortty, Head of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam GB, said:

“The High Court’s ruling is deeply disappointing. But just because something is legal, does not make it humane.

“The Government’s plans to offshore our asylum responsibilities to Rwanda are cruel and immoral, and will do nothing to tackle the issue of dangerous, small-boat crossings. We need a reversal of this barbaric policy, and the creation of more safe and legal routes for those fleeing conflict and persecution to the UK.

“It is time for the UK Government to step up and meet its international commitments to protect, not punish, refugees.”