The British newspaper "The Times" said that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is ready to withdraw from an international human rights treaty in an attempt to eliminate illegal immigration.

Sunak and Home Secretary Soila Braverman could announce new immigration legislation within weeks, after they were warned that 65,000 illegal immigrants were expected to enter the UK this year, according to Bloomberg.

A report by the newspaper said that Sunak and Braverman are finalizing plans for the most draconian immigration legislation in British history and are ready to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights if the European Court of Human Rights rules that the legislation is illegal.

The newspaper quoted sources close to Sunak as saying that the latter "was clear that he wanted to introduce legislation that would meet Britain's international obligations, and that it would be within the framework of international law."

The sources confirmed that if the law is approved and endorsed by the British courts, and not approved by the European Court of Human Rights, other steps will be taken, including a review of whether London's presence in the European Convention on Human Rights is in the interest of the United Kingdom in the long term.

Threatening to quit the agreement would mark a sharp dividing line between Sunak's British Conservative Party and the opposition British Labor Party - underlining the prime minister's hard line on immigration.

Sunak pledged to fix the UK's "broken" asylum systems and crack down on illegal boat crossings from France before winning the Conservative Party leadership last year.

Official estimates indicate that illegal immigration rates will increase by 50% this year compared to 2022, according to The Times newspaper.

It is noteworthy that, going back to the history of Sunak's vote on immigration and refugee laws, this politician of Indian origin has always been a supporter of any law that reduces the number of immigrants to the country, and he is a hardliner on the issue of receiving refugees.

During his leadership of the treasury, which is the second most important ministry after the premiership, he gave a lot of funding to all efforts to prevent the arrival of refugees.