UK and Rwanda cited in Geneva for their controversial migration agreement.
This pact would allow the British authorities send immigrants arriving in the UK to Rwanda for their asylum applications to be processed.
The document has been harshly criticized by the United Nations.
The UN human rights and refugee agencies warned that this measure goes against the International Convention on Refugees.
However, British Home Secretary Priti Patel defends her government’s position, alleging that last year more than 20 000 personas. For her, this measure is a way to find “new and innovative solutions to global problems.”
Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta said that “as soon as the UK is ready to send the first batch of asylum seekers, we we will be ready to receive them__. We have put in place all the necessary mechanisms to process the asylum application process. And we are also working on logistics.”
The meetings in Geneva come shortly after Priti Patel traveled to Rwanda.
During this visit, the minister signed the contract of this agreement and visited the facilities where the immigrants will be received.
But, in the United Kingdom, those who are particularly concerned about the evolution of this agreement are the ukrainian refugeesThey fear how it might affect them.