Joint Briefing to support First Lords Amendment (substituted Clause 1) to Government's immigration bill

67 organisations have joined together in support of the Lords' first amendment, substituting clause 1 of the Government's immigration bill. That amendment has replaced clause 1 of this bill with a provision to ensure that nothing in the bill requires the Home Secretary to act (or not act) in a way that would breach the obligations of the UK under specified international human rights law - including the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights.

More on why this amendment is needed and should be retained is provided by the explanation in the joint Amnesty and ILPA briefing that explains the Bill's current structure, purpose and how it would work (including the overriding effect of clause 1).

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Joint Briefing to support First Lords Amendment (substituted Clause 1) to Government's immigration bill