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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

Added: Jun-10-2012 Occurred On: Jun-10-2012
By: gemini
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