255. Deportation and article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

255.     Deportation and article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Where a foreign criminal1 liable to deportation2 claims that his deportation would be contrary to the United Kingdom's3 obligations under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights4 or applies for a deportation order made against him to be revoked5 on that basis, the Immigration Rules set out the factors which the Secretary of State6 will take into account in considering whether the public interest in deportation is outweighed7. Criteria to be considered where a court or tribunal is required to determine whether a