Deporting prisoners: efficacy of the prison system – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 26th, 2011 in deportation, human rights, news, rape by sally

“The European Court of Human Rights has held in AA v United Kingdom (no. 8000/08) that a young Nigerian man cannot be deported back to his country of birth after serving almost half of a four year sentence for the rape of a 13-year-old girl. The applicant was 15 at the time of the offence, and had shown exemplary conduct during his time in custody and beyond, studying for his A levels and completing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. However the government had argued that the applicant had been involved in luring the victim, showing a degree of planning and sophistication, and pointed out that his original plea of not guilty had forced the victim to relive the ordeal at trial. Some may feel that the seriousness of the crime warranted automatic deportation after the completion of sentence, and provision is made for this in the UK Borders Act 2007.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd September 2011