The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 is a law in the UK which came into force on 25 April 2024. The law states that decision makers must conclusively treat Rwanda as a safe country. The law does not allow for a decision to be challenged on the basis that Rwanda is unsafe generally. However, the law allows for a decision to be challenged based on compelling evidence relating specifically to a person’s individual circumstance. Country of Origin Information (COI) is therefore relevant in evidencing Rwanda as a safe or unsafe country for the person in question.

Asylos produced compilations of Country of Origin Information in response to high demand for information evidencing mental health provision as well as identification, protection and prevention of trafficking in Rwanda. Through consultations with legal representatives and charities in the UK, Asylos developed terms of reference focusing on select issues in these areas. In line with the terms of reference, we published: 

  • Rwanda: Mental Health Provision, June 2024

  • Rwanda: Trafficking, June 2024

Access Rwanda COI Reports here