Yesterday the European Court of Human Rights admitted it is effectively powerless to intervene in the case of a convicted terrorist deported from Italy.
Although the Strasbourg court ordered that compensation be paid to Mohamed Mannai, who was sent home to Tunisia in 2010 in breach of a court order, officials said they are unable to force Italy to take him back.
Last night, the ruling prompted calls for ministers to follow Italy’s example and deport Qatada.
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Originally posted by Grifter81
We should kick him out and then tear up the human rights act. We need to act decisively in order to send a message to these fanatics.
Rulings by unelected judges in Strasbourg are having a ‘chilling effect’ on public safety in Britain, a senior government adviser warns today.
Last year, more than 200 foreign convicts evaded removal on the grounds that it would infringe their right to a ‘family life’.
Cases included Iraqi Mohammed Ibrahim, who knocked down 12-year-old Amy Houston and left her to ‘die like a dog’ under the wheels of his car. He was driving while disqualified, and after the little girl’s death he committed a string of further offences.
An immigration tribunal ruled that – because Ibrahim had children while living in Britain – he had a right to a ‘family life’ in the UK.
Originally posted by tauristercus
Tell me I'm seeing things and that "she" ... admittedly hard to tell under that tent ... isn't being lead around on a leash like an animal ?
He questioned whether the most senior British courts needed to be bound by Strasbourg judgments.
‘I myself think it is at least arguable that, having taken account of the decision of the court in Strasbourg, our courts are not bound by them.’ Lord Judge added: ‘We have to give them due weight, and in most cases obviously we would follow them, but not necessarily.’