The UK and the Authorities of Rwanda right this moment introduced the appointment of a brand new panel of 8 consultants, who will present impartial oversight of the UK-Rwanda Migration and Financial Growth Partnership.
The impartial monitoring committee is made up of members with numerous abilities, notably within the areas of human rights, migration, asylum, worldwide regulation and enterprise. They are going to be chargeable for reviewing and reporting on the implementation of the partnership, together with monitoring end-to-end UK operations in Rwanda.
It will embody reviewing and reporting on the implementation of the commitments made within the association between the two governments, outlined in a memorandum of understanding.
Dwelling Secretary Priti Patel stated:
Our first International Partnership on Migration will assist finish harmful, unlawful and pointless journey to the UK, whereas giving folks the chance to hunt asylum in Rwanda and rebuild their lives.
I’m proud to work with the Rwandan authorities on this cutting-edge coverage, and our new oversight committee will play a key position in holding each governments to account in order that we are able to ship on our commitments to the British public and save lives.
Rwandan Minister of Overseas Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta, stated:
Rwanda appears to be like ahead to working with the UK to implement the modern Migration and Financial Growth Partnership, which is able to present a secure and safe house for these searching for safety, in addition to an opportunity for migrants to dwell. , to work and develop alongside Rwandans.
The Monitoring Committee members are skilled and extremely dedicated people who will make sure that this system is delivered to excessive requirements and turns into an enduring answer to the worldwide human capital alternative imbalance, a significant component driving irregular migration. and harmful.
The Oversight Committee will instantly report any considerations to the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee, a gaggle of senior officers from each governments.
It consists of consultants from around the globe, who’ve intensive expertise in migration coverage, worldwide regulation and academia.
Members appointed by the Authorities of the UK
Harish Salve is internationally acknowledged as one of many world’s main authorized advisers, who beforehand served as Solicitor Normal of India and Senior Advocate on the Indian Bar. He’s a seasoned and skilled immigration lawyer whose follow consists of public worldwide regulation and human rights. A extremely skilled senior lawyer, he has constructed a worldwide popularity within the subject of worldwide industrial arbitration and litigation. His follow additionally encompasses public worldwide regulation and human rights.
Karina Kielbinska is a world enterprise administration and advertising professional with intensive expertise within the personal and public sectors. Most not too long ago, she was Chair of the Heathrow Immigration Elimination Middle Unbiased Monitoring Board (IMB), which performs a vital position in offering impartial monitoring of prisons and immigration detention services, to make sure situations and humane remedy. folks in detention. Beforehand, she labored as International Advertising Director for GlaxoSmithKline and held Advertising Director roles with Cadbury within the UK and Australia.
Morten Lisborg is an impartial Danish migration and coverage advisor with over 20 years of business expertise in numerous roles. He has labored on migration and refugee points for quite a few businesses and organizations within the Center East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Morten has printed a number of experiences and articles on the challenges of the present European asylum system and offers coverage recommendation to Danish political events. In 2020 Morten was appointed as a member of the Danish Council for Growth Coverage.
Alexander Downer is an immigration professional presently serving as Government Chairman on the Worldwide Faculty for Authorities, King’s School London. He was appointed in February 2022 to steer a broad impartial evaluation of the Border Power to evaluate its construction, powers, funding and priorities to make sure it will possibly maintain tempo with quickly altering challenges. threats and proceed to guard the border.
Members appointed by the Authorities of Rwanda
Diko Mukete is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Rwanda Finance Restricted. He’s a board member of the African Authorized Assist Facility in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He’s an skilled economist and lawyer with a 25-year profession on the African Growth Financial institution (AfDB), the place he carried out a number of profitable financial and monetary coverage dialogues with governments throughout Africa. He’s a barrister at Grey’s Inn, London, and a member of the Cameroon Bar Affiliation.
Julien Kavaruganda is founder and senior accomplice of Ok-Options & Companions, a enterprise regulation agency in Kigali, Rwanda, and an skilled lawyer who has held numerous senior positions in regional bar associations. He practiced on the Brussels Bar in Belgium, earlier than becoming a member of the Rwanda Bar of which he’s the outgoing president. He’s additionally vice-president of the Kigali Worldwide Arbitration Middle and a member of the board of administrators of the Commonwealth Attorneys Affiliation.
John P. Sendanyoye
John P Sendanyoye is a retired senior civil servant from the Worldwide Labor Group (ILO), the place he led the Companies Sectors crew and beforehand held the place of Regional Program Officer for Africa and Asia and the Pacific in Ivory Coast and Thailand respectively. He has intensive expertise in worldwide commerce union actions, together with world dialogue on the influence of the monetary disaster on staff, and has printed quite a few papers and articles associated to his work on the ILO.
Marie Sylvie Kawera
Marie Sylvie Kawera has been Commissioner of the Nationwide Human Rights Fee of Rwanda since 2017, the place she is actively concerned in monitoring, evaluating and investigating numerous human rights points. Beforehand, she was a lawyer and advisor to civil society organizations and political events.
The nominees had been chosen following a rigorous choice course of carried out by the joint committee. The appointments had been agreed upon collectively by the co-chairs of the joint committee.
Phrases of reference and full biographies of the members of the monitoring committee
Phrases of reference and abstract of Joint Committee notes
Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Rwanda