May's deportation warning

Home Secretary Theresa May today issued a warning to judges that their powers to block the deportation of foreign criminals on human rights grounds must be curbed.

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Senior lawyers: Parliament should not decide how judges rule in cases

Top lawyers said it was not up to parliament to decide how a judge should rule in a case. Geoffrey Robertson QC said in The Telegraph:

The government cannot predetermine the results of individual cases which all depend on careful and compassionate assessment of very different facts.

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