‘Deport first, appeal later’ policy ruled unlawful

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    The government’s system for deporting foreign criminals before they have had a chance to appeal breaches their human rights, the Supreme Court has ruled.

    The so-called ‘deport first, appeal later’ policy was a 2015 Conservative manifesto pledge.

    In a landmark case concerning two foreign national criminals, the court ruled that having to appeal from abroad denied the men an effective appeal.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40272323

    Both men were convicted of drug offences and served prison sentences.

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