The Big Question: What is the Human Rights Act, and why is it being vilified? – The Independent

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in deportation, human rights, special report by sally

“The case of Learco Chindamo, who was jailed 11 years ago for the murder of headteacher Philip Lawrence, has raised questions over the very existence of the Human Rights Act. The decision on Monday by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal that Chindamo cannot be deported to Italy if he is released from prison has provoked the Conservative leader David Cameron to call for the outright abolition of the Act, the first attempt by a Government to enshrine international human rights conventions into English law.”

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The Independent, 23rd August 2007