Stricter UK immigration rules for restricting human rights abusers
United Kingdom, 30th April: The UK is sending warning signals to all non-EU citizens who have been accused of abusing human rights.
The message to such serious offenders from non-EU nations is clear; the nation will not allow such non-EU citizens to come here.
New UK immigration norms for human rights offenders—Thanks to the planned reforms to the UK immigration rules, non-EU citizens involved in serious human rights abuses like murder, illegal detention or torture will be prohibited from gaining entry into the UK.
New immigration rules will be included in the Human Rights Report named ‘Human Rights and Democracy: The 2011 Foreign & Commonwealth Report’ of the UK government to be launched today. It will be launched by William Hague, Foreign Secretary, at Lancaster House in the Long Gallery.
The report will provide authority to the UK ministers to ban those against whom they find any credible proof of any human rights abuse pertaining to past or present. It gives a highlight of the concerns of the UK with regard to human rights in certain key nations.
The UK ministers don’t have any list of human rights offenders at present primarily due to the fact that every case in based on its individual merits (or demerits as the case may be).
In the last several years, officials have been restricted by lack of rules for disallowing foreigners with any record showing human rights abuse in the past. But, the new immigration rules will clarify that non-EU nationals can only come to the UK if they fulfil immigration requisites.
No ban on foreign officials abusing human rights—Meanwhile, a point worth considerable here is that the proposals for banning entry of human rights abusers in the UK will not be applicable to foreign officials. The only thing is that all such officials, i.e. heads of states who are human rights abusers, must have done so as part of their rules of engagement on human rights.
New UK immigration proposals have come up after the UK was engulfed by the controversial death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer, in 2009 following abuse by officers. Magnitsky was working for a UK investment fund named Hemitage Capital.