United Kingdom wants to free itself from decisions of European Court of Human Rights

The “Bill of Rights” project aimed at giving the premiere to British courses on Strasbourg’s decisions experienced an accelerator after blocking the sending of asylum seekers to Rwanda, to the Dam of the Dam of Conservatives in power.


Boris Johnson had made a campaign promise in the 2019 general elections: Wednesday, June 22, his British justice minister, Dominic Raab, presented a bill, the Bill of Rights, supposed to replace the Human law Rights Act of 1998 and give the British Supreme Court the primacy in the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights on the European Court of Human Rights. This project also provides that the British courses (royal courts and appeal courses) will no longer have to apply the provisional measures of the European Court of Human Rights diligently, these decisions taken in emergency, often to stop extradition or the deportation of asylum seekers or persons prosecuted.

In preparation for several months, the Bill of Rights has accelerator and an even more political round after the jurisdiction of Strasbourg issued provisional measures blocking, on June 14, sending to Rwanda – since The United Kingdom – asylum seekers who had not obtained that their plane ticket was canceled by British courses. The charter specially chartered by the Johnson government has remained a lot to the ground, triggering the fury of the conservative elected officials and throwing a serious doubt about the ability of Downing Street to implement its migration policy.

Drift of Donwing Street

Waded by anger, Tories like Jonathan Gullis even called for the outright withdrawal from the United Kingdom of the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty entered into force in 1953, of which Winston Churchill was however one Instigators and the country one of the first signatories … Before Retropedaler: this convention is one of the legal bases of the Friday’s peace treaty in 1998 having ended thirty years of civil war in Northern Ireland. The European Convention on Human Rights remains “compatible” and even “integrated” in the Bill of Rights project assured Dominic Raab from the House of Commons, faced with Oppositions – Labor and Scottish SNP separatists – particularly critical. “This project will strengthen the rights of the victims,” ​​added the minister.

This is not the opinion of a majority of law experts and representatives of NGOs, denouncing a disturbing Downing Street drift. “This text will encourage populist governments in eastern Europe” to take their freedoms in relation to the European Convention on Human Rights, regretted the deputy SNP Joanna Cherry. In the columns of the Guardian, Sacha Deshmukh, head of the British branch of Amnesty International, stresses that after the charter for Rwanda was blocked, “we heard the same type of attack against the court European of Strasbourg that one could have heard from the mouth of Viktor Orban or Vladimir Putin “. The Strasbourg Court is “an invaluable ultimate appeal” for many people, adds the official, “it is towards her that the lawyers of the British soldiers enlisted by the Ukrainian army could, for example, to turn to death in death in death The self -proclaimed republic of Donetsk “.

/Media reports.