Home Secretary Suella Braverman has met another stumbling block in her quest to deport people seeking asylum to Rwanda.

The court of appeal today has ruled that the Rwanda deportation scheme is unlawful, overturning a judicial decision earlier this year. In a two to one decision, the justices found that Rwanda was ‘not a safe’ third country for refugees to be deported to, and stated that the policy could lead to asylum cases being wrongly refused. 

This is a victory for campaigners who have been fighting for so long to overturn this brutal policy, although Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has vowed to take this case to the Supreme Court, stating that he “fundamentally disagrees” with the legal ruling. 

The Hostile impact campaign has been pushing for months to challenge hostile immigration policies such as this one, and this victory should be celebrated.