Webinar: How are the Illegal Migration Act and Safety of Rwanda Bill supposed to work in practice?

This webinar will examine how the Illegal Migration Act and Safety of Rwanda Bill are supposed to work in practice, what they would do to the UK asylum system and how they would be experienced by those seeking protection.

CPD Points: 1
Length of course: 1 hour

About this course

The Illegal Migration Act 2023 remains largely suspended due to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Rwanda case. With the new Safety of Rwanda Bill potentially becoming law this year, this timely course will look at how the new asylum system is supposed to operate in practice, if it is ever operationalised.

The course will cover the duty to remove, the ban on injunctions, the disapplication of human rights law, serious irreversible harm appeals and detention powers. The purpose of the course is not to consider potential legal challenges, rather to confront the reality of what is proposed.


Colin Yeo is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London specialising in immigration and asylum law and the founder of Free Movement. He is the author of a textbook on refugee law and previously worked for the charities Immigration Advisory Service and Refugee Legal Centre.


Level: introductory

This webinar is for anyone interested in the future of the UK asylum system, including lawyers and advisers, policymakers, campaigners, academics and others.


The ticket cost is £50 + VAT for members, and £60 + VAT for non-members. If you’re already a member, log in to your Free Movement account before booking.

If you would like a certificate of attendance for your continuing professional development record, please email editor@freemovement.org.uk after the webinar has finished.

Refund policy: We understand that circumstances can change. Cancellation and refund is possible with no questions asked up to 7 days before the webinar is due to begin. Please contact editor@freemovement.org.uk. 

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Members price:

£50 + VAT

Non-members price:

£60 + VAT

Date: 5 March 2024
Course length: 1 hour
Time: 11:00-12:00

The webinar will take place over Zoom.

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