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France: Punished without trial - the use of administrative control measures in the context of counter-terrorism in France

, Index number: EUR 21/9349/2018

As part of their counter-terrorism efforts, French authorities have imposed orders on individuals that restrict them to living in a specific location, require them to report to the police daily, and refrain from contacting certain people. These administrative control measures are applied based on broad and vague criteria, typically rely on secret information and are imposed without the person being charged or tried for committing a crime. Individuals subjected to these control measures are denied a meaningful opportunity to challenge them. This report reveals the consequences of these measures on the people subjected to them. Amnesty International urges the French authorities to repeal legislation that authorizes administrative control measures in the context of counter-terrorism.

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