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France [FR, EN] Observatoire citoyen du CRA de Vincennes, “Make silence, we are detaining!”

Paris, cinema La Clef (rue Daubenton, 5ème arrondissment) 5 and 6 May 2015 Silence, on enferme! (Make silence, we are detaining!) 2 evenings, 7 films and 2 debates on migrants detention in Europe   organised by the Observatoire citoyen du CRA de Vincennes, in partnership with the Observatoire de l’enfermement des étrangers, Migreurop/Open Access Now, the  LDH  and the Fondation Un Monde […]

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Map posted the 2015/04/30

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France [FR] Council of Europe, Report of the Commissioner for the Human Rights

[EN] The Commissionner for the Human Rights in the Council of Europe Nils Muižnieks publishes his report following his last visit in France. Ultra-security, violence, shameful living conditions, deportations : the situation of migrants in Calais is lenghtily developed. The Commissionner urges the British authorities to cooperate with France in the solution of this situation. Link of […]

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Map posted the 2015/02/17

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France [EN] Café Babel, Immigration detention centres in France : move along, we’re locking you up !

[EN] While the law guarantees to migrants their access to a lawyer, associations or even the right to communicate with the « outside world », the reality is totally different in France : once detained, foreigners are deprived of their free-movement, their family life and their right to access justice or healthcare, even though detention should only be used […]

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Roma: victims of France's security policy

Roma: victims of France’s security policy

In 2010, after French President Sarkozy fixed the objective of evacuating “300 camps or illegal settlements, (…) with priority given to Roma settlements”, more than 100 settlements were destroyed by police forces in 2010 and 2011, the majority of which were located at the periphery of France’s major cities. Over the same period, more than […]

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Map posted the 2013/11/26

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10 years of French immigration policy: the results

10 years of French immigration policy: the results

Since October 1981, when the government legalised administrative and judicial detention of migrants without valid documents, the total capacity of centres has steadily increased. Over a period of 12 years, from 2000 to 2012, it increased from 600 to nearly 2,500 places. The visual entitled “migrant hunt” shows that migrants transiting in the Calais region […]

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The detention archipelago (2012)

The detention archipelago (2012)

In France, there are many camps across the territory, in mainland France and its overseas territories. They range from “waiting areas”, used to hold migrants for the time necessary to check their application to stay on the territory, to administrative detention centres and administrative holding facilities where “undocumented” migrants – who have been on the […]

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Map posted the 2013/11/26

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Administrative detention centres and transit zones in France

In December 2006, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament commissioned a study on the conditions of migrants and asylum seekers in reception, detention and transit centres. This study, carried out by STEPS and completed in December 2007, is the first on this subject, based on field investigations […]

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Map posted the 2013/11/24

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