Judges will be told what constitutes 'inhuman or degrading treatment' in ...

Judges who use human rights laws to block deportations of failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals will be told what counts as 'inhuman or degrading treatment.' 

Home Secretary Priti Patel is considering the move to try to restrict the ability of judges to make 'subjective' decisions about what form of conditions deportees would face in countries they are deported to. 

Under the plans, the Government's Fair Borders Bill would define 'inhuman' or 'degrading' in cases where criminals or failed asylum seekers said they would suffer from such treatment if they were reported.

The move, reported by The Sunday Telegraph, comes after Ms Patel promised the victim of gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed that deporting her attacker is a 'top priority.'   

Ahmed's deportation to his native Somalia was dramatically halted two years ago when airline passengers mutinied.   

Judges who use human rights laws to block deportations of failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals will be told what counts as 'inhuman or degrading treatment.' Pictured: Home Secretary Priti Patel

Judges who use human rights laws to block deportations of failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals will be told what counts as 'inhuman or degrading treatment.' Pictured: Home Secretary Priti Patel

The move, reported by The Sunday Telegraph, comes after Ms Patel promised the victim of gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed that deporting her attacker is a 'top priority'. Pictured: Ahmed's deportation to his native Somalia was dramatically halted two years ago when airline passengers mutinied

The move, reported by The Sunday Telegraph, comes after Ms Patel promised the victim of gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed that deporting her attacker is a 'top priority'. Pictured: Ahmed's deportation to his native Somalia was dramatically halted two years ago when airline passengers mutinied

Article Three of the European Convention on Human Rights states: 'No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.' 

Judges in both UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights have tended to interpret inhuman or degrading treatment depending on the circumstances in each case.

A Whitehall source told The Telegraph that ministers want to remove 'ambiguity' around the application of Article Three rights and to 'reduce the scope for judges to answer philosophical questions.' 

The Fair Borders Bill would overhaul the current asylum system to introduce a legal clarification of Article Three. 

Government figures believe it is being abused by would-be deportees attempting to stay in Britain.

Since his failed deportation, Ahmed's lawyers have continued to frustrate attempts to remove him from Britain. 

He was convicted with three other men and jailed for nine years for gang raping a 16-year-old girl in

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