UK likely to challenge European court ruling that halted Rwanda deportations

Cabinet minister Thérèse Coffey is ‘sure’ government will appeal against decision to block asylum flight

The UK is likely to challenge the European court of human rights’ ruling to stop the deportation of people seeking asylum to Rwanda and is already preparing for the next flight, a cabinet minister has said.

Thérèse Coffey, the work and pensions secretary, played down the idea that the UK could withdraw from the European convention on human rights (ECHR) in response to the court’s decision to block the flight on Tuesday night.

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The Guardian

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