Criminality guidance in article 8 ECHR cases

This guidance deals with how article 8 ECHR cases are considered when deporting a criminal.


Criminality: Article 8 ECHR cases

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Guidance on how claims involving article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) are considered when a person is being deported from the UK because of their criminality.

Published 27 February 2017
Last updated 1 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance document.
  2. First published.