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Rwanda asylum seekers: UK government criticised over 'cruel' plan

Dr Niovi Vavoula and Professor Elspeth Guild featured in the media discussing the latest plans.

A group of migrants travelling

Dr Niovi Vavoula, Lecturer in Migration and Security at Queen Mary University of London, said she "anticipated legal challenges being made under the international principle of non-refoulement - which guarantees no-one can be returned to a country where they would face torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment and other irreparable harm." Dr Vavoula was featured in the iNews and BBC.

Elspeth Guild, Professor of Law at Queen Mary, was also quoted in the Daily Mirror on the same matter, commenting that the Rwanda plan would be “practically impossible and legally problematic.”



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