Members of the staff board a plane reported by British media to be first to transport migrants to Rwanda, at MOD Boscombe Down base in Wiltshire, Britain, June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – A judicial review into the legality of the British government’s plan to deport migrants to Rwanda will start on Sept. 5, London’s High Court said on Wednesday.

Under an agreement struck in April, Britain will send tens of thousands of migrants who arrive on its shores illegally more than 4,000 miles (6,4000 km) to the East African country.

A plane reported by British media to be first to transport migrants to Rwanda is seen on the tarmac at MOD Boscombe Down base in Wiltshire, Britain, June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Migrants and charities are bringing a judicial review to challenge the policy’s lawfulness.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Alistair Smout

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Source: Reuters

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