Boris Johnson has sparked fury after it emerged he is plotting “opt-outs” from human rights laws in certain situations after Brexit.
The Prime Minister is looking at changing the law to make it easier to deport migrants or asylum seekers, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
Changing the law could also make it harder to bring legal action against British troops overseas.
The changes would reportedly be made to the Human Rights Act, which was passed in 1998 to apply the European Convention on Human Rights in UK law.
The Convention is a landmark treaty that drawn up after the Second World War which protects freedom from torture, family life, protection from discrimination and the right to a fair trial.
While the Tories today insisted they would not abandon the Convention, they have been vowing to reform the Act since before the general election.