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European court chief says UK must comply with any Rwanda injunctions

European court chief says UK must comply with any Rwanda injunctions

THE president of Europe's Court of Human Rights said that Britain had a legal obligation to comply with its injunctions after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he would ignore such orders over his plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda. Under the scheme, asylum seekers who reach England's southern coast in small boats would be sent to the East African nation. However, in June 2022, the ECHR issued a last-minute injunction - known as interim measures under Rule 39 - to prevent the first deportations. Last November, the UK Supreme Court also ruled that the policy was unlawful because of…
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SA’s big test: Will Putin be arrested?

SA’s big test: Will Putin be arrested?

SOUTH Africa is aware of its legal obligation, a spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa said, referring to a proposed visit by Vladimir Putin after an international court issued an arrest warrant against the Russian leader. Russian President Putin was expected to visit South Africa in August to attend a BRICS summit. "We are, as the government, cognisant of our legal obligation. However, between now and the summit we will remain engaged with various relevant stakeholders," spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said. While there has been no official confirmation of Putin's visit, he has been expected to attend the 15th BRICS summit, as…
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