Archive for July, 2011
This article is perhaps the most controversial of all the Human Rights articles. There have been an ever increasing number of attempts to apply the principle of right to family life in court claims of all types, not least in immigration cases, and even immigration cases relating to hardened criminals
MP’s are now being encouraged to agree cross party support for a proposal to amend the UK Borders Act 2007 to remove references to Article 8 in that Act and consequently, make it harder for foreign criminals to delay and resist being deported unless they can demonstrate a “serious risk of torture”.
What makes the current law even more of a farce is the fact that “family life” has been so widely interpreted under the Human Rights Act, to include girlfriends and relationships which would otherwise not be seen as having longevity or permanence.
Common sense, long overdue in this area.