Blog: Brexit to be ‘completed’ as European courts to FINALLY lose power in UK under Raab plan – Express

Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab will introduce legislation to Parliament that would reinstate UK courts as the ultimate authority on legal cases in Britain.

The plan would see the Human Rights Act, introduced by Sir Tony Blair when he was Prime Minister, abandoned and replaced with a British Bill of Rights.

The Act imposed by the last Labour Government made it a legal requirement for Britain to follow rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), with the court allowed to overturn decisions made by the UK Supreme Court.

Earlier this month, the Strasbourg court blocked a removal flight to Rwanda at the last minute after granting an interim injunction against removals.

The decision left ministers furious, with fears the UK’s plan to get illegal migration under control risked being derailed by the ECHR.

Mr Raab wants the successor to the Human Rights Act to assert that British courts do not always need to follow case law from Strasbourg.

Praising the decision, one Conservative MP told Express.co.uk: “We need to leave the European Court of Human Rights to take back control once and for all.

“We’ve left the EU but Brexit won’t be complete until foreign courts no longer have a say over our rules.

“That’s what the vote in 2016 was all about.”

More to follow…

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