France: The search for justice : The effective impunity of law enforcement officers in cases of shootings, deaths in custody or torture and ill-treatment

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 21/001/2005

This document refers to about 30 cases of young people who were subjected, or allegedly subjected, to serious human rights violations by police officers between 1991 and 2005. Such violations included unlawful killings, excessive use of force, torture or ill-treatment and racist abuse. Many of their complaints have only relatively recently been concluded or are still going through the judicial process. Eighteen cases are described in detail in this report. All involve persons of foreign origin.

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