The U.K. had agreed to send more than 24,000 migrants to Rwanda, according to Aljazeera, but the court concluded that sending the migrants would be against the law, and also that if they were sent to Rwanda, they would not be safe.
Yolande Makolo, spokesperson for the government of Rwanda, told Kigali Today that she was saddened by the decision to cancel sending migrants to Rwanda.
“Rwanda and the U.K. have been working closely together for a long time on this plan to send immigrants to Rwanda … our country respects international law. The International Organization for Refugees (UNHCR) and other international organizations appreciate that Rwanda is exemplary in taking good care of refugees,” she said in a statement.
According to the BBC, more than 100,000 migrants have arrived in the U.K. illegally since 2018. This year alone, 28,000 migrants have already arrived in the U.K.