RLS signatory to pledge to fight anti-refugee laws

16/05/2022


In April 2022 the Nationality and Borders Bill passed in Parliament and became the latest in a range of anti-refugee laws spreading across Europe. RLS is proud to support the campaign to fight anti-refugee laws and is a signatory to its pledge, which can be found below:


"We believe that people seeking protection from war and persecution should be welcomed and that everyone’s claim for asylum should be treated equally and fairly.


We believe that the UK should offer sanctuary to those who need it. That’s why we’re taking a stand against the anti-refugee laws. We pledge to:


  • Defend the right to seek safety from war and persecution in the UK

  • Speak out against attempts to criminalise and punish those who make their own way to safety

  • Challenge the anti-refugee laws which will risk the lives and well-being of people

  • Work towards a refugee protection system that treats all people with dignity and compassion."

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