Theresa May plans deportation rights curbs

Home Secretary Theresa May
Home Secretary Theresa May Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Home Secretary Theresa May will today set out to MPs her plans to curb the powers of judges to block the deportation of foreign criminals on human rights grounds.

In a Commons statement, she will say she intends to seek backing of Parliament for new guidelines spelling out how the courts should apply the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in such cases.

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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.