UK judges make it harder to deport criminals, minister warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2011 in deportation, families, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

“Damian Green, the immigration minister, said he was ‘frustrated’ that domestic courts were taking a tougher line on Europe’s human rights laws than the European Court itself. The row centres on the growing instances when convicted criminals have successfully used the right to family life to avoid deportation. It emerged that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) allows for a removal unless there is an ‘insurmountable obstacle’ preventing the family from leaving too.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2011