ZIMBABWEAN CRIMINAL WE CANNOT DEPORT BECAUSE OF HIS HUMAN RIGHTS – I have actually lost count on the number of articles we have produced regarding criminals who cannot be deported due to the Human Rights Act 1998; and in particular to Article 8 that provides people the ‘right to family life’, which is often used by criminals in Britain to avoid deportation.
Once again the Home Office’s attempt to deport a criminal has been thwarted by the courts as such an order would breach his human rights.
Valentine Harverye is a known drug dealer and in 2009 was imprisoned for five and a half years after assaulting a woman in front of six witnesses in her home. During the attack Harverye melted a cider bottle and poured the dripping plastic onto the woman’s face; scarring her for life.
The Home Office applied for a deportation order but after Harverye appealed against the decision the courts denied the deportation order on the grounds that the 22 year olds human rights would be breached as he is unable to demonstrate any loyalty for Robert Mugabe’s regime which would most likely result in him facing ill-treatment.
The court detailed the deportation order as a clear and concise breach of Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights and therefore such an order could not be allowed.
It is not the first time Harverye has been convicted of a crime. Harverye indeed has an illustrious criminal history including common assault and 12 other offences.
Many people are questioning whether the European Court of Human Rights has ever created legislation that protects the rights of the innocent and victims of crime.
The Home Office reported that they are disappointed by the courts decision and firmly believe that any foreign national who commits a crime and is found guilty should not be allow to reside in the United Kingdom but deported back to the origin of birth.
“This is a shocking case and a dreadful example of how the courts have once again disregarded the rights of the victim over the rights of an appalling criminal.” Conservative MP Priti Patel
Recent Government figures show an alarming rise in the number of criminals who have avoided deportation due to the European Convention on Human Rights and in fact nearly 300 last year alone avoided deportation by using Article 8.
In the last year alone the number of criminals that have avoided deportation has almost doubled and as more migrants flood into the UK this figure is likely to continue to spiral in an upward trend; that will ultimately cost the taxpayer millions in legal aid bills.
Earlier in the week the MailOnline reported on the case of Sanel Sahbaz who after being jailed for a string of violent attacks also avoided deportation due to his human rights being violated.
Sanel Sahbaz and Valentine Harverye are but just two of the hundreds of foreign criminals that have been allowed to reside in the UK permanently due to their deportation being a violation of their human rights.
Earlier this year the Home Secretary, Theresa May, vowed to change the law so that Article 8 of the Human Rights Act would no longer be able to bar deportation.
It took the Government 10 years to deport the known Al Qaeda terrorist, Abu Qatada; costing the taxpayer millions in legal fees to prevent his deportation.
As yet the Home Secretary has been unable to change the law or have influence over the European Court of Human Rights leading many to believe that Britain should pull out of the ECHR and the EU so that it can finally reinstate justice back into the British justice system.