Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has denied Boris Johnson is set to opt out of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Mr Buckland said leaving the Convention would be “wholly wrong” and that the UK Government should instead focus on streamlining its domestic laws.
It comes despite reports the Prime Minister is planning to withdraw from major parts of European human rights laws in a bid to ease migrant deportation cases.
But speaking on Sunday, the Justice Secretary batted down these suggestions.
The European Convention on Human Rights, a landmark treaty that was drawn up in the aftermath of the Second World War, aims to protect the civil and political rights of the continent’s citizens.