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May defends deportation guidance to judges

10 June 2012 Last updated at 11:24 BST

Home Secretary Theresa May wants judges to be given new guidelines on how to interpret Article 8 of the Human Rights Act - the right to a family life.

She told BBC One's Andrew Marr show that the government was drafting new guidelines, for approval by parliament, emphasising that the right to a family life is not sacrosanct and can be overridden to prevent crime, protect national security and safeguard the rights of others.