UK wants to tackle small boats while being compliant with ECHR - PM's spokesperson

Britain's PM Rishi Sunak delivers a speech during a Q&A at Teesside University in Darlington
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reacts as he leavesTeesside University in Darlington, Britain, January 30, 2023. Oli Scarff/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Britain wants to tackle the issue of migrants arriving in small boats while remaining compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's spokesperson said on Monday.

The Sunday Times cited officials saying Sunak might consider leaving the ECHR if the British law were challenged by its human rights court.

"The policy approach of the government will both deal with the underlying causes and seeks to be compliant with our international obligations including the ECHR," the spokesperson said.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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