We’re taking the government to court to stop pushbacks
We’re proud to say we’ve officially begun our legal action against this Government’s plan to cruelly push back flimsy boats at sea.
We’re making our challenge alongside the PCS Union who represent Border Force’s own officials, and we’re doing this on behalf of all refugees whose lives will be put in more danger if they try to cross the channel and get pushed back.
Pushbacks are the forcible turning around of boats carrying refugees to stop them from reaching a country’s border. Pushbacks have led to deaths in other countries and we don’t want them to turn the English Channel into a graveyard.
Just a month ago, 27 people lost their lives in the cold, dark waters of the Channel when their dingy sank. Following this horrific event it should be unimaginable to do anything that risks causing more such deaths, yet that’s exactly what pushbacks at sea do.
That’s why we’re going to court to stop them. Please support us by donating to our crowdfunder for legal costs: http://www.crowdjustice.com/case/challenging-the-pushbacks-policy/