Britain could remain bound to European human rights law until 2022 - despite Brexit

Britain could remain bound to the European Convention on Human Rights until 2022

Britain might not withdraw from the ECHR until 2022

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Britain could remain tied to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) until 2022 - despite Brexit.

The news comes as senior Government officials suggest a plan to leave the ECHR won't be on the Conservative manifesto for the upcoming election. They claim it will represent a distraction for the Government as it tries to negotiate a Brexit deal. 

Eurosceptics have always claimed the ECHR gives the European Court of Human Rights too much influence over UK law. 

Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and a key Brexiteer, called the potential omission from the manifesto a necessary measure, despite his disappointment. 

The decision to leave the ECHR was blasted by numerous political figures, including former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.