Dominic Raab raises the temperature on Human Rights Act reforms: These reforms, deemed’spicy’ by Dominic Raab will help to expel migrants who violate law

  • Reforms will be easier for foreign criminals to be deported and failed asylum seekers to be expelled 
  • Dominic Raab is to release the results from a review of new measures before Christmas
  • Sources claim that the right to privacy and family life will be greatly curtailed. 










Next month, ministers will propose a series of’spicy reforms to Human Rights Act to ease the deportation of foreign criminals and asylum seekers who have failed to apply for asylum.

Dominic Raab, Justice Secretary of Justice, is likely to reveal the findings of an independent examination of controversial legislation prior to Christmas.

The Human Rights Act for Labour incorporates the rights set forth in the European Convention on Human Rights.

It is still in existence despite Brexit. Ministers have blamed it for preventing attempts to expel those without a right to be in this country. 

Downing Street claimed that reforms were being made in order to ensure the Human Rights Act complies with the requirements of society, and command public trust.

Whitehall sources informed the Daily Mail of the intention to severely limit the use of controversial rights to privacy and family life. 

Dominic Raab, Justice Minister (pictured), will reveal before Christmas the findings from an independent review on the controversial legislation.

A senior source claimed that the reforms would take place at the’spicy and vindaloo’ end of their menu.

Foreign criminals (including murderers, rapists and others) regularly invoke Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights to have the right to family life to prevent deportation to Britain.

It’s also used by asylum seekers to obtain the right of stay in the UK.

Raab could also announce plans to leave the European Court of Human Rights Strasbourg jurisdiction, which would allow future cases regarding human rights to be settled in London.

At the Conservative Party conference, he stated that the Supreme Court in the UK’should’ be supreme when it comes to the law relating human rights.

However, it is not expected that he will withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights. This is despite Tory MPs warning him yesterday. 

Lee Anderson was one of the MPs that met with Boris Johnson to discuss Wednesday’s issue. He stated: “If we are going to become a true sovereign nation, we need our own laws.”

An additional participant at the meeting claimed that PM said to MPs, “Watch this space,” when they asked him about reforming human rights laws.

The Nationality and Borders Bill will restrict the rights of asylum seekers and others to make endless appeals. 

It will be mandatory that all claims are presented simultaneously when it becomes effective next year.

Sources at the Home Office stated that they would stop endless appeals, which can drag on for many years. 

“You cannot come back to the same place year after year with different claims on different ground.”

What could we do to prevent such deadly crossings? 

A group of more than 40 migrants get on an inflatable dinghy, as they leave the coast of northern France to cross the English Channel this week

An inflatable dinghy is used by more than 40 migrants to leave northern France and cross the English Channel.

How can we solve the Channel Migrant Crisis?

1. British boots on France’s ground

The French government has offered police and Border Force officers to join forces in patrolling French beaches. This would allow for easier monitoring of the coastline stretching 124 miles, from which dinghies sail.

Likelihood?

French politicians deny that the idea is in violation of their sovereignty. Boris Johnson however, has encouraged them this week to embrace the idea.

2. France accepts to return migrants

Tory backbenchers say the best way to destroy the smuggling gangs’ business model would be to show that any migrants who make it across quickly find themselves back in France. This requires a new post Brexit returns agreement with France.

Likelihood?

France so far has not shown any interest in a new return agreement with the UK.

3. Offshore processing of asylum claims

Tory MPs are also fond of another policy: detaining migrants in remote islands while they examine their claims, as this is believed to reduce Australia’s asylum seeker population. It would be costly and potentially open to legal challenges.

Likelihood?

It is now up to ministers and foreign governments to accept the plan. They have so far looked at everything from Ascension Island, the Isle of Man, and Albania.

4. Returned boats to the sea

The ‘pushback’ tactic was announced by Priti Patel in September. Priti Patel, a Border Force officer, announced the idea in September. It would involve them circling a jetski-powered dinghy and blocking its path before guiding it to France. However, it has yet to be used.

Likelihood?

Border Force Captains may not consider it safe to try because of the risk of inflatables that are too small and crowded being turned around in busy English Channel.

5. It is becoming harder for British citizens to apply for asylum

A twin-track asylum system, under the Nationality and Borders Bill flagship, will allow those crossing the Channel to be deemed illegal and have fewer rights that those who travel legally.

Likelihood?

The new law should be passed given the Government’s majority in the Commons but once it comes into force, attempts to restrict asylum seekers’ rights will be challenged in the courts by human rights lawyers.

 

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