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Judgment by the ECHR of 2nd July 2020 against FRANCE, for the ” inhuman living conditions ” of asylum seekers and for its lack of assistance to these asylum seekers.

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FRANCE 🇫🇷.

✅ The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against FRANCE for the ” inhuman living conditions ” of asylum seekers and for its lack of assistance to these asylum seekers, forced to live “on the street” and “deprived of means of subsistence”.

✅ The European Court also observed that the three exiled men “lived on the street without financial resources”, only receiving the temporary waiting allowance (ATA) after very long delays. Furthermore, “before being able to register their asylum application, they were subjected” to deadlines during which they were unable to prove their status as asylum seekers.

✅ For the Court, “this situation aroused in them feelings of fear, anxiety or inferiority, which could lead to despair”.

#OENDDF #EONDFR #France #Paris #fundamentalrights #humanrights #fundamentalrights ⁣⁣⁣⁣#Home #freedom #dignity #christinemonty #didierboyenval #migrants #exiles #refugees #justice

Learn more : French Newpaper “Le Monde” – 2nd July 2020. 

GERMANY 🇩🇪. June 2020 : the City of BERLIN becomes a pioneer by enacting an anti-discrimination law relating to public officials.

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GERMANY 🇩🇪.⁣

✅ The City of BERLIN becomes a pioneer by enacting an anti-discrimination law relating to public officials.

✅ The Police are directly concerned in the fight against discrimination linked to race.⁣

✅ Some Police Unions are outraged at “widespread suspicion” against the Police. ⁣

One provision particularly irritates opponents of the new system : in the event of an accusation of discrimination, the Police will now have to prove that they were not guilty of such acts. Until now, it was up to the alleged victim to demonstrate that she /he had been discriminated against.

Police Unions are particularly virulent, accusing the new law of throwing suspicion on all police officers and of demanding that a potential suspect prove that he is not guilty.

✅ This law also concerns : ⁣

📍discrimination by “mysogine jokes” before a third party by officials, ⁣

📍 entry bans encountered by blind people with a guide dog, ⁣

📍 any Police checks on ethnic profil. 

✅ Victims of racial discrimination, based on religion, gender or disability, will now be able to claim damages.

 #OENDDF #EONDFR #discriminations #fundamentalrights #humanrights #fundamental rights ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #poverty #dignity #Berlin #Berliner #Germany #Deutschland

Learn more : The City of BERLIN becomes a pioneer by enacting an anti-discrimination law relating to public officials. Some Police Unions are outraged.  

AFRICA. Creation of the African Observatory of Civic Freedoms and Fundamental Rights, with an assistance by our Plateform of NGOs.

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✅ The European Observatory on Non-Discrimination and Fundamental Rights was the driving force behind the creation of the African Observatory of Civic Freedoms and Fundamental Rights, with a view to federating a group of Associations in charge of solidarity and insecurity, the challenges faced Africa. 

✅ The European Observatory on Non-Discrimination and Fundamental Rights notably assisted this new Platform in drafting its statutes, on the legal level.

✅ The headquarters of this African Platform is in BENIN:

OCFFR-AFRICA

African Observatory of Public Freedoms and Fundamental Rights

Cotonou-Niger Inter-State Route Abomey-Calavi,

Rue Pavée ICC

08 BP 373 COTONOU-BENIN

Jean-Gilles HOUMENOU is the President of the Platform and the main coordinator for these actions.


Contact below :

Facebook : @Olpdfafrique

 Twitter : @Ocffraafrica

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 🇪🇺. GRECO calls on FRANCE to do more to fight corruption within the Executive and Repressive Services.

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COUNCIL OF EUROPE 🇪🇺.

✅ Here are the Members of the GRECO’ s Bureau, the Group of States against Corruption : ⁣⁣⁣

📍 Marin MRČELA (Croatia) – President ⁣⁣⁣
📍OnMonika OLSSON (Sweden) ⁣⁣⁣- Vice-President ⁣⁣⁣
📍Helena LIŠUCHOVÁ (Czech Republic) ⁣⁣⁣
📍AgiPanagiota VATIKALOU (Greece) ⁣⁣⁣
📍LanAslan YUSUFOV (Russian Federation) ⁣⁣
📍Vita HABJAN BARBORIČ (Slovenia) ⁣⁣
📍Ernst GNÄGI (Switzerland) ⁣⁣⁣
📍David MEYER (United Kingdom). ⁣⁣⁣

In a Public Report, the GRECO of the Council of Europe calls on FRANCE to implement a better anti-corruption Policy and is concerned about the opaque proximity between the Executive and the Repressive Services. 

✅ Despite the criticisms carried out by GRECO’s Bureau, many advances are being welcomed in FRANCE compared to other European countries. ⁣⁣⁣

In FRANCE, the creation of the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA), the High Authority for Transparency of Public Life (HATVP) and the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) were commended by GRECO members. ⁣⁣⁣

✅ On the other hand, a three-year Anti-Corruption Plan has also been set up by the French Government.

Learn more COUNCIL OF EUROPE, GRECO REPORT.

 

FRANCE. 70 marital feminicides since the 1st January 2019.

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✅ In France, Government face to 70 murders of women, by their husbands, known as feminicides,  since the 1st January 2019.
✅ The minimisation of violence due to “parental conflict” with children, the lack of training of police services and the lack of an emergency protection order contribute to this situation.

Learn more :www.LeParisien.fr. Murders of women. 29-06-2019

Digital exclusion undermines fundamental rights, such as access to minimum social benefits, access to Housing and access to justice.

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▶ Dematerialization of administrative procedures : in France, the Defender of Rights warns about the inequalities of access to public services.

Digital exclusion undermines fundamental rights, such as access to minimum social benefits, access to Housing and access to justice.

▶ Fragile publics are concerned : persons who are homeless or in a precarious situation, persons in a situation of migration, persons with disabilities, detainees, protected adults, as well as persons living without a computer, or without an internet connection, or without a scanner.

Learn more : Dematerialization of administrative procedures : in France, the Defender of Rights warns about the inequalities of access to public services.

France. Handilex Network.

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Access to Justice : founded in February 2017, the French HANDILEX Network brings together Lawyers and Experts around a mission : to help persons with disabilities to enforce their rights.

Actually, its mission is to relieve persons with disabilities and those around them from the administrative and legal disability management, from their accident, so that they can rebuild themselves in peace.

  • Jean-Armand MEGGLE, founder of Handilex, said : “We want to break down the barriers between the world of disability and the world of Law.”
  • Astrid Ronzel, Lawyer, said : “In Law, private property is better protected than the human body… Some practices have to Change”.
  • Antoine Cressaty, Business Manager:  “When you become disabled, you  face a monstrous administrative maze “.

Learn more : Solidarity with persons with disabilities – HandiLex – French Newspaper “La Vie” 

#OENDDF #HANDILEX #droitsfondamentaux #fundamentalrights #humanrights #handicap #inclusion #droit #justice #solidarité #nondiscrimination #égalité #equality

Access to social rights and social benefits. Judgment of the Court of Cassation dated June 21, 2018.

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Access to care for the poorest persons. 

The Defender of Rights, Jacques Toubon, takes note with satisfaction of the Judgment of the Court of Cassation dated June 21, 2018 which states that the granting of a social benefit or a social right can not be subordinated to the production of a bank account statement (RIB) and a bank account.

The Defender of Rights submitted observations to the Court of Appeal in 2015 and to the Court of Cassation in 2017 (decision no. 2007-217) following a referral to the impediments to insurance affiliation. illness – and therefore access to care – opposed by the Mayotte Social Security Fund to insured persons who do not have a bank account.

This decision came at a time when the Social Security Court (TASS) and the Court of Appeal had ruled in favor of the Mahoran Social Security Fund.

In his submissions, the Defender of Rights argued that:

  • no text provides for an obligation to hold a bank account and a bank account in order to receive social benefits;
  • holding a bank account is a right, not an obligation ; social organizations have other means – money orders, cash – to pay the benefits due;
  • this illegal requirement further impedes the access of vulnerable persons to the social benefits to which they are entitled, especially as the system of the right to the account may be ineffective;
  • these practices are finally likely to be discriminatory when the opening of bank accounts is refused more to foreigners whose administrative situation does not appear to be sufficiently solid;
  • in the case in point, this requirement was tantamount to depriving a disabled child in great need (nursing care, medical transport) and thus undermined the best interests of the child as enshrined in Article 3.1 of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child.

If the Court of Cassation does not rule on the discriminatory aspect of such a practice, however, it settles the case on the merits by granting the Claimant’s application for affiliation to health insurance with retroactive effect to the April 4, 2014.

This decision may be opposed to the funds (Family Allowance Fund, Primary Health Insurance Fund, etc.) using such practices with regard to any user anywhere in France.

Learn more : Defender of Rights – Judgment of the Court of Cassation dated 21 June 2018

Who are the Refugees ? 

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Who are the Refugees ? 

The rights of third-country nationals entering or staying in the European Union are often not respected.

This is sometimes because of :

  • insufficient implementation of legislation ;
  • poor knowledge of fundamental rights ;
  •  inadequately trained civil servants ;
  • and sometimes simply due to discrimination and xenophobia.

Picture below : the causes of migrations, explained in French, for children. 

More news ? Our Platform and N.G.O. is on social networks :

#streetwork #solidarity #homelessness  #foodaid #asylumseekers

 

The causes of migrations - Who are the Refugees ?

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union.

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I. HOMELESSNESS IN EUROPEAN UNION 

In the European Union, according to a study by the Abbé-Pierre Foundation and the European Federation of National Associations working with the homeless, nearly 11 million households out of 220 million households do not have personal housing. These 11 million households are in a state of severe deprivation of housing : on the street, hosted by a third party, in a accommodation center, in a shelter, in a social hotel.

The crisis of poor housing in the In European Union calls for an urgent and profound strategy, in consultation with local associations, and public subsidies easily obtainable for them, without going through technocratic projects and far from the field.

Learn more : Le Monde : more and more homeless persons everywhere in Europe 

II. LEASE EVICTIONS IN FRANCE

In FRANCE, lease eviction figures show that successive governments are unable to put in place for years a plan of action and a strategy that has been adapted to solve evictions linked to extreme poverty.

End of the winter break : 15,000 forced evictions, up 50% since 2013.  Lease evictions, prohibited during the winter, are daily occurrences from April 1st. Every year, more than 155,000 unpaid rent procedures are launched.

Successive governments must fight with force the roots of homelessness instead of fighting homeless persons. 

Learn more : Le Monde – 15.000 forced evictions, up to 50 % since 2013.

 

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union. Another Europe. Learn more : Abbé Pierre Fundation and FEANTSA.

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union. Two homeless persons in Paris, 24th December 2017. Stéphane de SAKUTIN / AFP.