This is due to several legal loopholes in Article 8 of the Human Rights Act according to which everyone is entitled to a family life in the UK thus overruling the order of the UK Home Secretary Theresa May for deportation of several foreign convicts once their sentences come to an end.
Loopholes in UK’s right to family life—A cause of serious concern for many in the UK is that this right is a threat to the nation. When a dangerous rapist is allowed to stay in the UK even after he has been found to be guilty of cheating and abandoning his wife, then it is not good for the nation or for its people.
A native of Barbados, Rohan Winfied is the latest to win a right to stay in the UK despite raping a young professional woman. He must have been ordered immediate deportation after prison since he being a threat to women, but still, on the contrary, he won a human right to family life by an immigration judge in the UK.
Consider the case of Raja Mohammad Anwar Khan from Pakistan who killed a father-of-two while consuming heroin. He was ordered to spend six and a half years in jail in the year 2008 but he appealed for the detention period to be reduced to five years which he won.
And now, he has won a right to family life entitling him to stay in the UK with his wife and kids. And this is something that puts a big question mark on the purpose of the nation’s laws which allow foreign criminals to abuse people and even then keep staying in the UK.
Article 8 needs review-Cameron—No wonder, UK PM David Cameron has immediately ordered a review of the way the act operates. However, he is facing severe opposition and criticism from Coalition’s Liberal Democrat members.
Due to increased public interest, the UK government has already set up a commission for investigations such a law even though the Tories feel the risk of inviting tensions with Coalition.
An official spokesperson of the UK Home Office has stated that a Human Rights Act that prohibits removal of immigration offenders and foreign convicts is not acceptable at all.