Human Rights

Home Office written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Attorney General)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) consultation and (b) assessment of compliance with the European Convention of Human Rights her Department is undertaking in advance of the introduction of the Sovereign Borders Bill.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK remains committed to meeting our obligations under both the European Convention of Human Rights and the 1951 Refugee Convention.

The Home Secretary has set out the Government’s ambition to overhaul our approach to asylum and illegal migration, delivering a firm but fair system, including bringing forward new legislation next year. All legislation is assessed against compliance with our international obligations including ECHR.

Any consultation that may take place will do so in line with established principles as well as taking into account any other relevant statutory duties.

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