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The Sunday Telegraph: Government to examine Article 8

Date of Publication: 
2 July 2011
Summary: 

A highly-placed source has told The Telegraph that Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights needs to be re-examined following recent cases

The Sunday Telegraph: Government to examine Article 8 

02 July 2011
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The Sunday Telegraph reports that a "highly-placed source" has said the coalition government is set to launch a consultation paper on the future of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

"We do want to start a debate about Article 8 rights and how they can be expressed in a more balanced way," the source is quoted as saying.

The Telegraph reports that it is the first time that the Government has indicated that Article 8 needs to be re-examined, and it opens the way towards full reform of the law.

According to The Telegraph, the moves comes after a "string of cases in which criminals have escaped being sent back to their homelands by claiming they had the right to a family life in the UK."

In addition, The Telegraph says that a new Article 8 test case has created a 'loophole' which could allow thousands of asylum seekers to bring their families to the UK.

In the case, an asylum seeker from Burundi, who was granted indefinite leave to remain after the Home Office lost her paperwork, won a key victory granting her three children permission to come to Britain on Article 8 grounds.

Read the full article at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/8612917/Immigration-review-will-examine-controversial-human-rights-law.html

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