The Government is ‘at risk of losing public confidence’ in immigration controls without reform through a new Bill of Rights, Dominic Raab said today.
The Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister unveiled a long-awaited package of measures to replace Labour’s Human Rights Act.
The proposed legislation asserts British courts do not always need to follow case law from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
It also states that London’s Supreme Court is the ultimate decision-maker on human rights issues.
Mr Raab told MPs the Bill would ‘restore a healthy dose of common sense’ to the justice system.
The Bill’s publication comes after the European Court of Human Rights blocked the departure of a first plane-load of migrants from Britain to Rwanda.
The court’s 11th hour action prevented the Government’s new £120m asylum scheme – which will see migrants sent to East Africa to have their asylum claims processed – from getting up and running.
Ministers have touted the Rwanda scheme as…