Refugee Women Connect are proud to be a signatory of a statement by JCWI welcoming the Supreme Court ruling that the Rwanda plan is unlawful.

Read the full statement below:

We are relieved today that the Supreme Court has made the right decision and declared that Rwanda is not a safe country for this government to send people needing safety. The Rwanda plan was always cruel and immoral. We urge the Government to immediately abandon such plans with Rwanda or with any other country, and instead protect the rights of people who have come to our country in search of sanctuary.

While we welcome the decision today, we remain concerned by this Government’s overall treatment of people who move to this country. We are alarmed by this Government’s continuous efforts to detain and forcibly send people to countries where they may not know anyone, especially if it puts them at risk of harm and human rights violations. We know that as a community we are compassionate and welcoming, and we need immigration policies that are rooted in that same care, compassion, and respect for human rights. We call on everyone to stand up for the rights of people seeking sanctuary, regardless of where they come from or how they travel here.

Signed (as of noon Wednesday 15 November 2023)

1. Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)

2. BARAC UK

3. Kalayaan 

4. Liberty 

5. Doctors of the World UK

6. Welsh Refugee Council

7. Medical Justice

8. Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX)

9. Rainbow Migration

10. Bail for Immigration Detainees

11. Just Fair

12. René Cassin, the Jewish voice for human rights

13. After Exploitation

14. Freedom from Torture

15. Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)

16. North Wales Regional Equality Network

17. Young Roots

18. Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU)

19. Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID)

20. Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK)

21. Humans for Rights Network

22. Hibiscus Initiatives

23. Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)

24. Scottish Refugee Council

25. Helen Bamber Foundation

26. Asylum Aid

27. The William Gomes Podcast

28. Routes Collective

29. New Citizens' Gateway

30. CARAS

31. West London Welcome

32. Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

33. Afghan Association Paiwand

34. RefuAid 

35. IMIX

36. Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group

37. Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)

38. Our Second Home

39. Samphire

40. Care4Calais

41. St Augustine's Centre, Halifax

42. Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

43. Good Chance Theatre

44. The Runnymede Trust

45. Hope at Home

46. Voices in Exile

47. Refugee Support Group (Berkshire)

48. Ice and Fire Theatre

49. Waging Peace

50. Reading City of Sanctuary

51. forRefugees

52. Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group

53. Hastings Supports Refugees

54. Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign

55. Hastings Community of Sanctuary

56. Herts for Refugees

57. City of Sanctuary UK

58. Bristol Refugee Rights

59. Da'aro Youth Project

60. Reunite Families UK

61. Migrants' Rights Network

62. Public Law Project

63. Praxis

64. Refugee Action

65. Together with Migrant Children

66. JRS UK (Jesuit Refugee Service)

67. Here for Good

68. Refugee Council

69. the3million

70. Open Rights Group

71. National AIDS Trust

72. Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG)

73. Asylum Matters

74. HIAS+JCORE

75. People in Motion

76. Refugee and Migrant Centre (West Midlands)

77. RAMFEL

78. Refugee Women Connect

79. Voices Network 

80. Micro Rainbow

81. LGBT Health and Wellbeing (Scotland)

82. The VOICES Network 

83. Mermaids

84. HOPE not hate

85. African Rainbow Family

86. Manchester Migrant Solidarity

87. Safe Passage

88. Birmingham City of Sanctuary

89. Birmingham Schools of Sanctuary

90. Haringey Welcome

91. House of Rainbow CIC

92. Asylum Welcome 

93. Anti-Slavery International

94. LGBT Foundation

95. Migrants Organise

96. Hope and Aid Direct

97. Inclusive Mosque Initiative 

98. Alawia SBI

99. JustRight Scotland

100. Kanlungan Filipino Consortium

101. Time To Be Out

102. TransActual

103. Durham Visitors Group

104. Lewes Organisation in Support of Refugees & Asylum Seekers

105. RefYouMe

106. Reclaim The Sea

107. Big Leaf Foundation

108. Freedom United

109. Muslim Council of Britain

110. Global Link

111. Lesbian Asylum Support Sheffield

112. Asylum Support Appeals Project

113. Gendered Intelligence

114. Migrant Voice

115. Stand For All

116. Migration Justice Project, Law Centre NI

117. NACCOM

118. Refugee Legal Support

119. South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice

120. Choose Love 

121. Refugee and Migrants Forum of Essex and London

122. Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network

123. Nottingham Arimathea Trust

124. Govan Community Project

125. Simon Community Scotland

126. Welcome Churches

127. The Pickwell Foundation

128. Refugees at Home

129. Stonewall

130. Sahir House

131. Southeast and East Asian Centre (SEEAC)

132. Room to Heal

133. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

134. Social Workers Without Borders

135. Human Rights Consortium Scotland