UK Attorney General refuses to rule out withdrawal from ECHR

Justice Secretary Surah Braverman refused to rule out Britain’s withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) after the flight to take asylum seekers to Rwanda was stopped at the last moment.

“All options are being considered,” Braverman said, and many would be “dissatisfied” with the Strasbourg court, which ruled to effectively ground the plane on Tuesday night. ..

She describes the BBC’s “World At One” program as follows: So we are not excluding anything, we are not excluding anything. “

Braverman, who returned to the post in September after taking maternity leave to give birth to a second child, said: european union. “

She described the ECHR decision as a “regression,” adding that “we are definitely open to assessing all available options for what our relationship should be in the future.” rice field.

Britain was one of the first countries to ratify the European Convention on Human Rights in 1951, six years after World War II, which devastated Europe and involved widespread atrocities.

Convention This includes “prohibition of torture and inhumane or degrading treatment”, “right to a fair trial”, “right to private and family life”, “freedom of thought, conscience, and religion”. increase.

At the House of Commons, Conservative Rep. Alex Stafford asked: [sic] We have promised to relocate illegal immigrants to Rwanda and when can we look forward to wheeling down on our first flight in the Rosa Valley? “

Interior Minister Priti Patel thanked Stafford for his “enthusiasm for this government’s activities and policies regarding removal and deportation,” and argued that Rwanda’s policies were “legal.”

Labor Party Stella Creasy told Commons: “When you hear the Minister of the Interior, you would think that the European Court of Human Rights was not part of the country’s legal process, and that’s why it is, and that’s why it’s a very good revertarian. That means that one of its founders said that a European court will be set up to result in cases of infringement of our own physical rights in 12 countries. for.

“A wise word about protecting citizens from overwhelming governments trying to deny the most basic rights.”

Chris Summers


Chris Summers is a UK-based journalist with a particular interest in crime, police and law, covering stories from a wide range of countries.

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