International Agreements Committee
Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Rwanda for the provision of an asylum partnership arrangement

7th Report of Session 2022-23 - published 18 October 2022 - HL Paper 71



Chapter 1: Introduction

This report and inquiry

Background: Memoranda of Understanding and parliamentary scrutiny

Chapter 2: Analysis of the UK-Rwanda MoU

Content of the MoU

The MoU and the UK’s international law obligations

Box 1: Refoulement

The use of an MoU as a vehicle for the arrangement with Rwanda

Protections afforded by an MoU are weak

Government guidance on MoUs

Lessons for parliamentary scrutiny

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

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