Human Rights Watch accused France of adopting a “deterrence policy” against migrants trying to cross to Britain, exposing them to “daily humiliation and harassment.”
The Human Rights Observers organization, which specializes in monitoring the situation of migrants on the northern French coast, stated that the police carried out in 2020 more than 950 “routine” expulsions in Calais and 90 operations in Grand-Saint, during which they confiscated five thousand tents and tarpaulins, in addition to Hundreds of blankets and sleeping bags.
And Human Rights Watch, which conducted an investigation on the ground between October and December 2020, and then in June and July 2021, and especially met 60 migrants, stressed that “these abusive practices fall within the framework of a more comprehensive policy of deterrence pursued by the authorities, which aims to abolish or avoid all What, in her opinion, could attract immigrants to northern France and encourage the establishment of camps or other concentration points.
“Nothing justifies daily humiliation and harassment,” said Benedict Jeanrod, director of the French branch of Human Rights Watch. deep”.