Home Secretary Suella Braverman has confirmed that she believes Rwanda is a safe country for refugees, despite recent reports of Congolese refugees being shot dead by police during protests against their living conditions in the Kiziba Refugee Camp.
Responding to questions about the situation at the camp, Braverman agreed with senior judges who had previously assessed Rwanda as a safe country. However, she also acknowledged that there was always space in legislation for challenges to be made in "extreme" situations.
Despite introducing new legislation that would allow for the detention and removal of those arriving in the UK illegally, Braverman stated her belief that Rwanda remained a safe option for migrants seeking refuge.
Speaking about ongoing legal challenges to the Rwandan policy, Braverman expressed her desire to deliver on government pledges as quickly as possible but noted that timing was beyond their control.
The Home Secretary's comments come amidst ongoing concerns regarding refugee safety and human rights violations around the world. As part of efforts to address these issues, many countries have introduced stricter immigration policies and increased border controls over recent years.