24 May 2022
Bridgen welcomes reform of UK’s human rights framework

Andrew Bridgen backs reform of our human rights framework as it will help to prevent foreign national offenders from avoiding deportation and help to restore some public confidence in our human rights legislation.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Does my right hon. Friend agree that reform of our human rights framework will help to prevent foreign national offenders from avoiding deportation and help to restore some public confidence in our human rights legislation?

Dominic Raab (The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice)

My hon. Friend is right. The still high volume—around 70%—of successful challenges, on human rights grounds, of deportation orders by foreign national offenders is on article 8 grounds. That is exactly the kind of thing that our reforms will address and the public across the UK will welcome.

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