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UK’s Unlawful Cruelty in the English Channel

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A group of people thought to be migrants are brought into Dover, Kent, by Border Force officers on September 5, 2021. © 2021 Jonathan Brady/AP Images The UK government’s reported plan to “turn around” boats of migrants and refugees in the English Channel is irresponsible, dangerous, and unlawful. But talking about “turn-arounds” almost makes these tactics sound gentle. Pushbacks at sea would further endanger people already in a perilous situation, often in small, overcrowded boats in one of the busiest sea lanes in the world, including asylum seekers, like Afghans…


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