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France: Submission to the UN Committee against Torture

, N° d'index: EUR 21/3674/2016

Amnesty International submits this briefing to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (the Committee) ahead of its examination, in April 2016, of France’s seventh periodic report (CAT/C/FRA/7) on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention or the Convention against Torture). This written submission highlights Amnesty International’s concerns regarding forced evictions and violations of the prohibition of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment experienced by Romani adults and children at the hands of the French authorities, in violation of the provisions of Articles 2, 14 and 16 of the Convention. As such, it is not an exhaustive account of Amnesty International’s concerns regarding the implementation of the Convention by France.

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