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Complainant Name:
Refugee Council

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard

Complaint:
Ms Jean Candler, the Press Officer for the Refugee Council (www.refugeecouncil.org.uk), complained that an article inaccurately referred to a refugee family as ‘illegal asylum seekers’. There is no such thing in law as an ‘illegal’ asylum seeker.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper – although accidentally republishing the original headline of the article under complaint– published a letter from the Refugee Council.

Report: 61



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