• +44 (0)20 3411 1261
  • info@visaandmigration.com
uk visa enquiry
Latest News
 /  Latest News

Please provide your country code if you are outside UK




See All
OISC Registered
immigration and asylum
ILPA member

Lawyers have warned the UK government will face human rights

Lawyers have warned the UK government will face human rights challenges over its plans to overhaul immigration laws.

The Law Society of Scotland fears the plans “will limit judicial independence and threaten human rights application”.

Human rights lawyers called the Immigration Bill “typical Tory stupidity and intransigence” and said it will face challenges for contravening the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The coalition government is keen to downgrade the importance of ECHR Article 8 – the right to a family life – in deciding whether people should be allowed to remain in the UK.

It believes people wrongly hide behind Article 8 when they should leave and all other avenues have been exhausted.

However, Scottish lawyers warn the government cannot pick and choose which parts of ECHR laws it follows.

The Immigration Bill, which received its second reading in the House of Lords on Monday, will remove judicial discretion in cases which engage Article 8.

“Article 8 rights are outweighed by previous criminal acts or that the individual is not entitled to be here. It is not as easy as people think to establish Article 8 rights.”

The Home Office says the bill is expected to receive Royal Assent by this spring.

A notice on the Home Office website states: “The bill will reform the removals and appeals system, making it easier and quicker to remove those with no right to be here.

“It will prevent illegal migrants accessing and abusing public services and the labour market.”

Source: Scotsman

If you would like to apply for a visa Visa and Migration can help. Visa and Migration are a specialist visa consultancy and have experience dealing with visa applications. We can help with a wide range of visa applications to your country of choice. Please feel free to contact us for further details.

Visa and Migration is a private OISC regulated company (F201500999) and is not an official Government body. If you would like to prepare and submit your UK immigration application yourself you can do so by visiting the UKVI website.

Quick links


Marco Polo House, 3 - 5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2BX
+44 (0)20 3411 1261
+44 (0)20 3761 1901

India Office:
E501 Jagaran Apartments, Dwarka Sector 22, New Delhi, India

Iraq Office:
Nadia Al Said st, Beside the Embassy of Germany, Al Amirat Al-Mansour, Baghdad, Iraq

Our Services