Laura Kyrke-Smith, Executive Director of International Rescue Committee UK, said,  

“We already knew the Rwanda plan was needlessly cruel and expensive, and now the Supreme Court has ruled it unlawful too.   

This landmark judgment must serve as a wake-up call to the Government to abandon its pursuit of ineffective deterrence measures, and deliver a pragmatic, humane, and lawful asylum system instead.   

They must now urgently focus on clearing the asylum backlog, strengthening the asylum system, and scaling up safe routes.”