The home secretary Suella Braverman is expected to be given the ability to ignore attempts by European judges to halt migrant deportations from the UK.
The change will be made to the Illegal Migration Bill, after the government made concessions to Conservative MPs.
Tory MP Danny Kruger, who was among those leading the calls, said he was “grateful to the prime minister and the home secretary for their work”.
Mr Kruger said the British public “are fed up with London lawyers and Strasbourg judges getting in the way of a sensible migration policy”.
He said he was “hopeful that the government will be able to deliver the prompt removals to Rwanda and other safe countries”. This was needed, he said, “to stop the boats and lay the foundation of a fair and humane asylum system”.
However, The Law Society has said that, if the UK were to ignore injunctions from the European Court of Human Rights, as new amendments to the illegal migration bill would allow, that would be “a serious breach of international law.
“If the UK were to refuse to comply with a European court of human rights ruling this would entail a clear and serious breach of international law.
“The rule of law means governments respect and follow domestic and international law and disputes are ruled on by independent courts.
“This amendment would undermine the global rules-based order, set a dangerous precedent within the international community and damage the UK’s standing in the world.
“For all these reasons the Law Society would be unequivocally opposed to such an amendment.”
The Bar Council
Nick Vineall KC, chair of the Bar Council, said in a statement:
“Legislating to allow the UK government to ignore the rulings of a court undermines the rule of law, which is the foundation upon which domestic and international justice systems are built.
“How can a government expect citizens to respect judicial rulings if it is willing to ignore them itself?
“The Bar Council echoes the concerns raised by the former lord chief justice Lord Thomas.