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UK's Plan to Use 'Death as Deterrence Appalling': UN Human Rights Expert


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UK's Plan to Use 'Death as Deterrence Appalling': UN Human Rights Expert

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The UK's announcement this week that it would not support search and rescue operations to save migrants in the Mediterranean Sea is "appalling" and an affront to human dignity, a United Nations human rights expert has said.

The UK's declaration came out earlier this month in a statement to Parliament but was widely reported on Tuesday.

Carrying out search and rescue missions just encourages other migrants to take the perilous journey, the government said.