UK cannot deport Nigerian convicted of rape, European court rules

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The Home Office’s ability to deport individuals who have committed crimes may be curtailed by a European court judgment banning the removal of a Nigerian man convicted of rape.

The Strasbourg court ruled that the 24-year-old man, known as AA, would have his right to family life “violated” if he was sent back to Nigeria. He lives with his mother, a nurse, in England.

In its finding, the court declared: “The applicant’s deportation from the United Kingdom would be disproportionate to the legitimate aim of the ‘prevention of disorder and crime’ and would therefore not be necessary in a democratic society.” Read More Here

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