Operation Nexus


Legal Matters

This is the title of an operation
launched by the Metropolitan Police in September 2012 which has recently attracted
a certain amount of media attention. The
object of it is to use deportation as a sanction against foreign unconvicted
criminals. Deporting convicted criminals
is not usually a problem, subject to the operation of Article 8 (right to
family life) of the ECHR, which has frequently in recent years been invoked as
a means of preventing deportation.
Article 8.2 prohibits interference with this right:

     “except ..in accordance with the law and as necessary in a democratic
society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic
well being of the country, for the protection of health or morals, or for the
protection of the rights and freedom of others.”

Read the Full Briefing Paper No 8.71

27th June 2013

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