Prime minister’s scheme will see asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak said the first flights will leave in three months. Photo: PA

Archie Mitchell

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United Nations experts have warned airlines involved in British prime minister Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda asylum scheme they could be held responsible for any violations of international human rights rules.

Siobhán Mullally, Gehad Madi and Alice Jill Edwards, the United Nations special rapporteurs on human trafficking, migrants’ human rights and torture, warned airlines and regulators could be “complicit” in breaching the rules by facilitating removals to the African nation.

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