France: Dissolution of the Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en France "threatens basic human rights and liberties"


Human Rights Watch has warned that the government's closure of the Collective Contre l'Islamophobie en France (Collective Against Islamophobia in France, CCIF) undermines "basic human rights and liberties including freedom of expression, association, and religion, and the principle of nondiscrimination". The CCIF is one of a number of organisations that has been targeted for closure by the government of Emmanuel Macron in the wake of the murder of schoolteacher Samuel Paty. The CCIF has announced is intention to challenge the government's decision in court. The organisation is not currently functioning, leaving 500 cases it was taking care of in limbo.

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France: Dissolving Anti-Discrimination Group Threatens Rights (Human Rights Watch, link)


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06 November 2020

France: Dissolving the CCIF: the shift from the rule of law to arbitrariness

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