France’s top court just ordered the government to provide water to the hundreds of migrants in Calais
France’s top court just ordered the government to provide water to the hundreds of migrants in Calais.
Thomson Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – France’s highest administrative court on Monday ruled President Emmanuel Macron’s government and the Calais region must provide hundreds of migrants with drinking water, showers and toilets.
Rejecting that appeal, the Conseil d’Etat ruled that the treatment of migrants was inhuman.
"These shortcomings are a serious and unlawful infringement on a fundamental freedom."
Last week, Human Rights Watch pressed France to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp.
Many of the Calais migrants seek a better life in Britain.
The European Union is struggling to find a coherent answer to a migration crisis that has tested cooperation between member states.
Macron has instructed his government to speed up France’s asylum process.
(Reporting by Richard Lough, Editing by Ed Osmond) Read the original article on Reuters.