Law and religion roundup – 7th April

Withdrawing from the ECHR?

According to a report in The Times on Wednesday, in an interview with The Sun’s Never Mind the Ballots the Prime Minister said that controlling illegal immigration was “more important” than membership of the European Convention of Human Rights and that if Strasbourg blocked his attempt to deport asylum seekers he was ready to promise to withdraw from the ECHR. He insisted that he would not let a “foreign court” interfere with a policy that was “fundamental to our sovereignty”.

However, simply leaving the ECHR is not as easy as it may look to the PM. Continue reading