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Home Secretary warns judges on deportation law

Last updated Sun 10 Jun 2012


The Home Secretary has said she would be seeking the backing of Parliament for the new guidelines.

Home Secretary Theresa May today issued a warning to judges that their powers to block the deportation of foreign criminals on human rights grounds must be curbed.

Mrs May said she would be seeking the backing Parliament for new guidelines for the courts spelling out how the courts should apply the European Convention on Human Rights in such cases.

In particular, she said she would be making clear that the right to a family life enshrined in Article 8 of the convention - used by some foreign criminals to appeal against removal from the country - was not absolute.

She complained the judges were not taking account of the wider public interest in the way the convention enabled them to.

And she warned that if they ignored the will of Parliament, she would bring in new legislation to ensure that it was enforced.

"This is not an absolute right. So in the interests of the economy or of controlling migration or of public order - those sort of issues - the state has a right to qualify this right to a family life," she told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show.

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-06-10/home-secretary-warns-judges-on-deportation-law/


Added: Jun-10-2012 Occurred On: Jun-10-2012
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  • WOW! Some balls finally being shown?! Well done Britain. The tea partiers here think we have "activist jusges," our most liberal judge is Draconian compared to Britain's judges.

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  • About time a little sense was shown, she made such a balls up of getting Al Qatada deported, he should have been thrown out immediately.
    Why the hell do we need approval from the European Convention on Human Rights ? This bloke is a known terrorist and wanted in his home country, insiting hatered of a country that gives him a home ( free) and a better way of life than the flea pit he comes from. He has no right to a 'family life' here. Embrace British values or get out.

    She's pissing in the wi More..

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    • @gobsmaked You are probably correct with your last point - too many "old boy" networks, which infest all levels of politics, the military and the police force

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  • Judiciary is independent of Parliament, sent that bitch to prison.

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  • Why has the silly wench has left this point of law so long - why was this not clarified earlier, then the UK would not have such a backlog of these "human rights" appeals - Too slow, too long and no forethought

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  • What is it about robes and a gavel that gives some people a power trip?

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  • First of all, the European Court of Human Rights has nothing whatsoever to do with the EU, having been a member since the 1950's. One of the people who set it up was non other than Winston Churchill. The ECHR was set up in order to ensure that something like the Third Reich could never happen again. Of course, the needs of 21st Century Europe are now very different from late 20th Century Europe, and maybe the treaty that set up the Court needs to be looked at again, and updated. We all need to r More..

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  • human rights..american rites? explain to me how you can complain about no jobs when u let all the mexicans take them? millions apon millions of jobs would be avakliable if mexicans wernt taking them....dumb ***** obama

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  • I support her position totally.

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  • Seperation Of Powers. Fuck that Gay Commie Librul Shit.

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