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France: More than 11.000 Roma migrants forcefully evicted in 2015

22.1.16

I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: For 111 evictions executed by authorities, temporary accommodation solutions have been proposed only 29 times. With regard to five evacuations following the fire, emergency shelter solutions have been proposed on only two occaisions. Following 82 evictions, families were put on the street by the police. Evictions should be accompanied by rehousing and social support for the affected people, as set out in French government guidance published in 2012. Earlier this year Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described these evictions as “[….] a systematic national policy of forced evictions of Roma". This situation of systemic evictions has been confirmed by the latest international responses in the field as well. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations Human Rights Committee, as well as the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights have all been clear and forthright in their condemnation of France’s behaviour towards Roma.


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