“Political Motivation” of European Courts on Landing of UK-Rwanda Flight: Minister of Interior

According to the British Interior Minister, the European courts had political motivation to effectively carry out Britain’s first flight to bring asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Priti Patel said the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision to grant a temporary injunction to stop the flight was described as “absolutely scandalous.”

“You have to see the motivation,” she said. The Daily Telegraph.. “How and why did they make that decision? Was it a political motivation? I think it’s definitely the case.”

“The opaque method run by this court is absolutely scandalous. It needs to be questioned,” she said.

“I don’t know who the judge is or who the panel is. No actual decision has been made. Only a press release and a letter stating that this person cannot be moved under Rule 39. . “

“They have never used this ruling before, which raises questions about motivation and lack of transparency.”

In April, Patel sent asylum seekers who illegally invaded Britain (usually including crossing the English Channel on a trafficker’s boat) to Rwanda and held them there while the claim was being processed. I have signed a contract to allow it.

Many charities, pressure groups, Labor and some Tory lawmakers are against this policy, claiming that many may violate international law.

The government has always said it expects a series of challenges in court.

Legal objections to the legality of the policy itself will be processed within the next few months.

However, the refugee and asylum campaign group called on judges in British courts to block the first flight until an objection to overall legality was heard.

British courts, including the High Court and the Supreme Court, ruled in favor of the government, and the flight appeared to proceed on Monday night.

Then, shortly before the flight departed, the ECHR gave urgent interim measures to the Iraqi people who were planning to take a charter flight. Officials said they should not be taken to Rwanda until three weeks after the domestic final decision was made in the ongoing judicial review process.

The ECHR decision meant that the other six in flight had reason to abandon the removal order, effectively grounding the flight and putting policy on the ice.

The final ruling triggered a call by Tory lawmakers to withdraw Britain from the European Convention on Human Rights, which the court ruled.

The government has so far not indicated its intention to withdraw, but in a recent question seniors have refused to rule out that possibility.

Prosecutor Surah Braverman told the BBC: So we are not excluding anything, we are not excluding anything. “

Justice Minister Dominic Raab has suggested that Britain remains within the scope of the treaty, but new legislation may ensure that provisional measures from the Strasbourg court are effectively ignored by the government.

The prime minister repeatedly attacked those who filed legal objections and accused the criminal organization of “betting.”

PA Media contributed to this report

Simon Veazey


Simon Veazey is a UK-based journalist who has been reporting on the Epoch Times since 2006 on a variety of beats, from detailed coverage of British and European politics to web-based writing of the latest news.

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