Why The Decision For Calais Jungle To Be Destroyed Could Backfire


Source: Neon Nettle

The decision made by a Judge to uphold the Calais Prefecture’s intention to evict and destroy part of the Jungle denied any infringement on human rights and deemed it in the best interest of public order and the migrants themselves.

Yesterday a French judge ruled in favour of the French Prefecture, the defence in a case brought forward by applicants representing the associations (charities) and refugees of the Calais slum known as the ‘Jungle’ or Lande in French.

As reported, the applicants petitioned the court to dispute the decision by the Prefecture to bulldoze the South part of the camp, arguing it was opposed to local regulations as well as European Human Rights Law and Article 3-1 of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that decsions must be in the best interests of the child.

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