“It’s time to complete Brexit,” the Attorney General said after the ECHR landed a British deportation flight to Rwanda.


Sula Braverman, a lawyer on Saturday, said there was a “significant reservation” about the relationship between the UK and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

“It’s time to complete Brexit and let the British people decide who can or can’t stay in our country,” she said.

Her comments came after the European courts effectively grounded Britain’s flight to deport illegal immigrants to Rwanda.

In April, the British government signed an agreement to relocate some illegal immigrants to Rwanda, including asylum seekers who arrived illegally in the United Kingdom. In Rwanda, asylum is granted or other opportunities for stay are given.

However, its first deportation flight landed on Tuesday after the ECHR granted last-minute interim measures for the three people it was supposed to fly.

Daily Express On Saturday, Braverman said: “This is still a topic being discussed by the government, but I have considerable reservations about our relationship with the European Court of Human Rights. In the EU referendum, the British people will regain control of our law. They are, of course, confused as to why our immigration restrictions are still blocked by European judges. “

“It’s time to complete Brexit and let the British people decide who can and cannot stay in our country,” she said.

Interior Minister Priti Patel had previously stated that the court’s decision was a political motivation, but Justice Minister Dominic Raab said the injunction was wrongly granted.

The ECHR is part of the Council of Europe, has the authority to protect human rights and has nothing to do with the European Union.

The Rwandan line led to calls from several Tory lawmakers to withdraw from the European Treaty on Human Rights, a document interpreted by a court in Strasbourg.

Mr Raab said Britain would remain within the scope of the treaty, but new legislation could ensure that interim measures from the Strasbourg court would be effectively ignored by the British government.

The government plans to replace the human rights law, which enacts treaties in domestic law, with a new bill of rights.

The ongoing court battle has created uncertainty about when further attempts to fly illegal immigrants to African countries will take place, but Patel previously said that the government “refrained from doing the right thing.” No. Last-minute legal issues. “

Chris Summers and PA Media contributed to this report.

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Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.