Jennifer Robinson, the international human rights lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers in London, said Rwanda’s dubious history made it both unfit to host the summit and inadvertently accept unwanted asylum seekers.
“Any country involved in enforced disappearances on such a systematic and far-reaching scale as the Rwandan government, and the failure of the rule of law to properly protect it, raises very serious questions about whether the Rwandan government can adequately “preparation and support of asylum seekers,” he said.
Robinson took over the case of Noel Zihabamwe, an Australian citizen and refugee from Rwanda, to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances following the disappearance of two of his brothers in the Central African nation after being detained by police.
The first in line for the throne took over from the queen as head of the Commonwealth at the end of the last summit in London in 2018.
Charles will meet with his prime minister, Boris Johnson, who is in Kigali for CHOGM, about what Clarence House said would be “a cup of tea and a chat” on Friday morning, their first after the comments. of Charles who criticized one-way asylum. seeker design.
The British government’s first scheduled deportation flight came to a halt when the European Court of Human Rights, which has nothing to do with the European Union, banned the plane from leaving.
On Tuesday, the government announced plans to overturn the existing Human Rights Act and give British courts the power to ignore such decisions in the future.
Justice Minister Dominic Raab proposed a Declaration of Rights to replace it, which he said would “reduce system abuses and inspire a little more common sense” in human rights law.
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