FRANCE: When and how can associations be dissolved?

ECNL published a brief on permissible limitations on freedom of association under international human rights law on 11 November 2020

Following the murder of Samuel Paty in France, the Minister of Interior announced that the government will send a proposal for dissolution of the Collectif contre l’Islamophobie (CCIF) en France. For more details on the case, click here.

Dissolution presents an extreme restriction on the freedom of association that must have concrete, firm legal grounds and satisfy a number of conditions. ECNL prepared a briefer highlighting key international and European standards that need to be respected when associations are dissolved: