Saturday, 18 June 2016

Council of Europe says public officials shouldn't have to report illegal immigrants

A report for the Council of Europe has told doctors, teachers and other officials(£) that they shouldn't report illegal immigrants to the authorities or share information they have about them with immigration officials.

The Council of Europe isn't an EU body but is closely linked with it. Membership of the Council of Europe also includes membership of the European Court of Human Rights and is mandatory for all EU members.

The report by the Council of Europe's anti-discrimination committee recommends removing the duty to report illegal immigrants to the Home of Office from public officials in case it causes them hardship.