France

COVID-19 crisis

- Unofficial translation of press release from Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, accessible in French here. While the state of emergency ...
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Report originally published by Chaire Unesco. Historically, France is a country renowned for its values and principles, which uphold human ...
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Civic space report produced by European Civic Forum to CIVICUS monitor. Association Impact of COVID-19 on CSO sector The Mouvement Associatif reported to ...
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UPDATE 16- June 2020: On 12 June 2020, the Council of State declared that the ban on demonstrations is not ...
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On May 26, Eric Ciotti, a member of the National Assembly (LR Group – conservative right) submitted a draft law, ...
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Freedom of association

A letter leaked to the media shows that the French Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin requested to the European Commission to withdraw the funding ...
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- ECF update to the CIVICUS Monitor, published on 04 April 2021, available here. Background Following the murder of teacher Samuel Paty ...
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- Analysis of the draft bill on Strengthening republican values by Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme - CNCDH, ...
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- By the Expert Council on NGO Law,  31/03/2021, accessible here The bill to strengthen respect for the principles of ...
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UPDATE 9 April 2021: The Law is currently discussed in the Senate. On 8 April, associations and trade unions protested ...
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Freedom of expression

- ECF update to the CIVICUS Monitor, published on 04 April 2021, available here. Background Following the murder of teacher Samuel Paty ...
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Update: On 15 April, parliament adopted the controversial sécurité globale law, with 75 members of parliament voting for the law, ...
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Following the killing of Samuel Paty and the worrying hatred and stigmatising statements against Muslims and Muslim organisations by certain political ...
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Protesters march across France in tribute to Samuel Paty Thousands of demonstrators have rallied across France in tribute to a ...
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Civic space report produced by European Civic Forum to CIVICUS monitor. Association Impact of COVID-19 on CSO sector The Mouvement Associatif reported to ...
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Freedom of assembly

- ECF update to the CIVICUS Monitor, published on 04 April 2021, available here. Background Following the murder of teacher Samuel Paty ...
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- Analysis by Amnesty International, published on 8 February, accessible here. France: Authorities silence dissent against controversial global security bill ...
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Migrants, journalists and civil society activists suffered disproportionate use of police force Article originally published by French by Liberation on ...
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Update: On 15 April, parliament adopted the controversial sécurité globale law, with 75 members of parliament voting for the law, ...
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Joint letter signed by several trade unions and NGOs and published at France Info on 4 October 2020. "This new ...
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Institutional reactions

- By the Expert Council on NGO Law,  31/03/2021, accessible here The bill to strengthen respect for the principles of ...
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(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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Other resources

Update: On December 2, 2020, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced in a tweet that the Council of Ministers had notified the ...
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Following the killing of Samuel Paty and the worrying hatred and stigmatising statements against Muslims and Muslim organisations by certain political ...
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On 22 September 2020, the League for Human Rights (LDH) communicated that they decided to lodge an appeal with the ...
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Collective statement originally published in French on Libération, 1 July 2020 - accessible here SIGN THE PETITION to give your ...
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-- Originally published in French on BondyBlog, on 24 April 2020 In recent days, the serious accident in Villeneuve-la-Garenne has ...
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