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Sunak May Exit Human Rights Treaty for Immigration Plan: Times

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is prepared to withdraw from an international human rights treaty in a bid to crack down on illegal immigration, The Times reported.

Sunak and Home Secretary Suella Braverman could unveil new immigration legislation within weeks, after being warned that 65,000 illegal migrants are expected to enter the UK this year. The pair are prepared to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights — known as the ECHR — before the general election if judges in Strasbourg rule that the new plans are unlawful, the report said.