EU proposes new asylum rules

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Thursday proposed new rules [press release] for the 25 European Union nations to set up common standards on immigration and asylum. Franco Frattini [official website], vice-president of the Commission, said the goal was to have a uniform and transparent policy for returning people to their countries of origin. In the wake of the London bombings [JURIST report], British authorities have been retooling their deportation policies [JURIST report] and Britain's Home Office has said the new rules will only apply to the UK if they decide to opt in. Some of the proposals include a six-month limit to the temporary custody of illegal immigrants and barring the return of anyone, including terrorists, who may face torture in their home countries. BBC News has more.



 

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