The UK-Rwanda Asylum Deal: What does it mean for refugees and the global refugee regime?

The UK-Rwanda Asylum Deal: What does it mean for refugees and the global refugee regime?
Date
28 April 2022, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Type
Other Events
Venue
Other
Description


The UK-Rwanda Asylum Deal: What does it mean for refugees and the global refugee regime?

Thursday 28th April at 2pm (UK time)


This special seminar is being hosted in partnership by the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) in London, the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) in Johannesburg, and the East African Centre for Forced Migration and Displacement (ACFMD) in Nairobi.


The seminar will discuss the recent Asylum Partnership Arrangement signed between the UK and Rwanda, under which certain asylum-seekers can be relocated to Rwanda from the UK for possible permanent settlement. The seminar draws on a range of perspectives from researchers and practitioners engaging with this issue.

The event facilitates topical debate about the legality and feasibility of this agreement and the likely impact it will have on affected populations:

  • What does this agreement mean for refugees and asylum seekers?
  • What does the agreement signal for the global refugee regime at large?
  • What are the major legal and practical obstacles likely to be encountered?
  • What are the alternatives to such an approach for the UK?
  • Will it have wider ramifications for refugees seeking protection within the EU?


Discussants include:

  • Allan Munyao Mukuki, East African Centre for Forced Migration
  • Dr Nikolas Feith Tan, PhD Fellow at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Aarhus University in international refugee law
  • Zoe Bantleman, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association


       



Contact

Refugee Law Initiative
rli@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8668