What is the ECHR and how does it relate to the Rwanda migrants policy?
The Independent says In a bid to appease the Tory right, Conservative leaders have for years flirted with taking the nuclear option of leaving the European Convention on Human Rights.
Jet fuel will be poured onto that row on Wednesday if the Supreme Court upholds a ruling that Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda asylum scheme is unlawful as a vengeful Suella Braverman waits in the wings.
– What is the ECHR?
After the darkest days of the Second World War, political leaders including Winston Churchill advocated for a Council of Europe (CoE) to oversee a charter of human rights.
This led to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) being signed in 1950. Its drafting was led by Conservative MP Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe and the UK was among the first to ratify the international treaty.