Right To Family Life – New Immigration Rules


Family, Legal Matters, Policy

The Home Office has recently promulgated a document running to 45 pages which substantially amends those paragraphs of the Immigration Rules which relate to family life. In this paper I am concentrating on those amendments which relate to the ability of convicted immigrant criminals to plead in accordance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) that deporting them would not be compatible with their right to family life.  Cases in which such pleas have been successful have caused much public concern and sometimes anger in recent months.

To read the full document go to Briefing Paper No 8.63

19th July 2012

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