RMCC Briefing - Illegal Migration Bill (2nd Reading) - Refugee Council

RMCC Briefing – Illegal Migration Bill (2nd Reading)

RMCC members are profoundly concerned by a Bill designed to deny refugees the chance to put forward their case and agree with the UN Refugee Agency that the Bill undermines the very purpose of the Refugee Convention. It risks breaching the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Children’s Commissioner for England has expressed ‘deep concern’.

The government has not only failed to properly consider children’s rights with this Bill (indeed, it has failed to uphold anyone’s rights with this legislation), it is aiming to undo over a decade’s worth of progress made under the Conservative government for the protection of child victims of trafficking and will reverse the ending of child detention.