Illegal Migration Act 2023: Northern Ireland

Home Office written question – answered at on 23 May 2024.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the implications of the judgment of Mr Justice Humphreys in the High Court in Belfast on 13 May regarding the Illegal Migration Act 2023, in particular for the continuing operation of (1) Article 2 of the Windsor Framework, and (2) the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024.

Photo of Lord Sharpe of Epsom Lord Sharpe of Epsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government remains firmly committed to Article 2 of the Windsor Framework which ensures no diminution of rights, safeguards and equality of opportunity protections set out in the relevant chapter of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

This judgment has no operational bearing on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 or the implementation of the policy. Those who have been served a notice for removal to Rwanda are being considered under the Safety of Rwanda Act and existing immigration legislation.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.