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Britain wants to break with the European Court of Human Rights

London - The UK government has introduced a law to reform human rights in the UK. "The bill will protect typically British legal elements such as freedom of speech and jury courts and prevent their abuse with the help of a good dose of common sense," said British Justice Minister Dominic Raab, explaining the bill on Tuesday according to the BBC.

With the initiative, the government wants to amend the Human Rights Act of 1998. This had given all people staying in Great Britain inalienable rights - for example to a fair trial, to life and physical integrity or to protection from discrimination.

Criminals prevent their own deportation through human rights lawsuits
According to the Department of Justice, seven out of ten successful human rights lawsuits in the UK are brought by foreigners who prevent their deportation. With the change in the law, the government wants to exclude "flimsy human rights claims" according to its own statement.

Raab was confident that the law would counteract “woke activities and political correctness” and accelerate the deportation of criminal foreigners.

Lawyers criticize the draft law
Jurists view the announcement of the law with some skepticism. For example, the President of the British Society for Law, Stephanie Boyce, warned the government against making changes to the Human Rights Act on the basis of political rhetoric. The powers that the government purports to establish already existed in most cases. “British judges speak British law under British law. Courts in the UK do not simply follow the case law of the European Court of Human Rights."

With the Human Rights Act, the United Kingdom adopted all of the human rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. Conservative politicians in particular have long been complaining about the law that it allows the judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to pronounce justice in Great Britain.

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