Anti-torture experts report on France

A new report from anti-torture experts urges France to tackle the problem of serious prison over-crowding and wants improvements in detention conditions.

France: Court ruling on transgender birth certificate rights

The case concerned three transgender persons of French nationality who wished to change the entries concerning their sex and their forenames on their birth certificates and who were not allowed to so do by the courts in the respondent state.

Court: France right to refuse disability allowance to woman living in Algeria

Human rights judges have dismissed a complaint from a woman who argued that France should pay her a supplementary disability allowance, even though she was living in Algeria.

France: Court rejects suspected gangster’s human rights complaint

The case concerned Kiril Zlatkov Nikolov, a Bulgarian national, who was suspected of having committed an offence related to organised crime, who had to wait almost four days before being brought before an investigating judge, and the failure to record his interrogations.

France: Calais migrant camp closure raises unaccompanied minors fears

In a new report, Tomáš Boček, the Secretary General’s Special Representative on migration and refugees, has revealed his concern that France has yet to offer detailed plans for the accommodation and care of all those in “the Calais Jungle.”