Human rights court condemns France for dealing with migrants

The European court of human rights (ECHR) has condemned France because of the "degrading treatment" of migrants. "You slept on the street, had no access to s

Human rights court condemns France for dealing with migrants

The European court of human rights (ECHR) has condemned France because of the "degrading treatment" of migrants. "You slept on the street, had no access to sanitary facilities, had no resources to meet their livelihood and were constantly afraid of being mugged or robbed," said the court, based in Strasbourg on Thursday. The treatment of the plaintiff, let a "lack of respect for their Dignity" to recognize.

five of the asylum-seekers had Complained originally at the end of men, one of them could not be found. Three plaintiffs, the court finally gave the law, France will now have to pay between 10,000 and about 12,400 Euro. The plaintiff accused the French government that they had to live for several months without any financial or material support. They come from Afghanistan, Georgia, Russia and Iran.

tent camp at the outskirts of Paris

The court has found that the applicants during the asylum procedure, had to live on the street in tents. "The court came to the conclusion that the French authorities have not fulfilled their obligations to the applicants under domestic law," it said further.

especially in Paris there are on the outskirts of the big tent camps, where migrants are living under bridges or freeway on-ramps. They are dependent on the support of aid organisations. The bearings, which often have more than 1000 people, will be always cleared again by the police. Only a short time later, the new tent camps occur again.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 11:20

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