France

Freedom of association

(European Economic and Social Committee) Interim Report - November 2019 The Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group was ...
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(Transnational Institute) How the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the rights of people on the move ...
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(Help Refugees) Help Refugees, L’Auberge des Migrants, Utopia 56 and Refugee InfoBus have released a report revealing police intimidation and harassment ...
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On 6 July, the Constitutional Council in France confirmed fraternity as a core constitutional principle, and therefore stating that "helping ...
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While France has a lively civil society able to operate freely, tougher policies and narratives on migration have contributed to ...
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Freedom of expression

(Article by ECNL - 15 January 2020, accessible HERE) A very controversial legislative bill countering online hate speech in France ...
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 Council of Europe issued an alert on what happened while G7 was taking place in Biarritz, France concerning threats on ...
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(Sherpa) Paris, 13 May 2019 –  17 humanitarian and human rights NGOs today denounced threats to press freedom after three French ...
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On Saturday 20 April, during Act 23 of the Gilets Jaunes protests, photo-journalist Gaspard Glanz was arrested in Paris for ...
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(The Local) Reporters Without Borders on Sunday called on those who speak for France's "yellow vest" protesters to condemn numerous ...
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Freedom of assembly

A march organised by feminist groups took place on Saturday 7 March in Paris, ahead of the International Women’s Rights ...
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Article originally published on Open Democracy, 30 January 2020 - accessible here Author: Emma Justum On January 30, 2019, already ...
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Local groups and families demand the truth in court cases concerning victims of police violence are calling for a demonstration ...
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Since late 2018, in France repeated demonstrations brought to the streets  tens of thousands people, some reaching peaks of over ...
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(Article by OpenDemocracy - 27 January 2020, accessible HERE) Author: Touraj Eghtesad Last October, I first started to get wind ...
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Institutional reactions

(European Economic and Social Committee) Interim Report - November 2019 The Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group was ...
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 Council of Europe issued an alert on what happened while G7 was taking place in Biarritz, France concerning threats on ...
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(The local) The UN human rights chief called Wednesday for a "full investigation" into the possible excessive use of force ...
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(Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights) In a memorandum containing her observations on the events linked to the so-called yellow ...
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(OHCHR) GENEVA (14 February 2019) — The right to protest in France has been disproportionately curtailed during the recent “gilets jaunes” ...
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Other resources

Local groups and families demand the truth in court cases concerning victims of police violence are calling for a demonstration ...
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In July 2019, we interviewed Assa Traré and Almamy Kanouté from the Comité pour Adama. Camille Champeaux, Project officer at the ...
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Over 50 French civil society organisations condemen the anti-rioters law under discussion in the parliament. The statement says (translated from French): ...
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(ROAR) France’s neoliberal order trembles as the yellow vest revolt shatters established political conventions. The new terrain presents both dangers and ...
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(Pollinis / Translated from French) PETITION TO PARLIAMENTARIANS “Ladies and gentlemen, You will soon be asked to decide on the proposed ...
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