Thursday, October 13, 2016

Justice input by associations opposed to the dismantling of the “Jungle” – The Express

failure to listen to reason to the authorities, eleven associations have decided to appeal for interim relief to justice to prevent the closure of the Calais “Jungle”. “We have seized the administrative court of Lille, as in the state, this measure of evacuation is a violation of fundamental rights of the exiles,” said to Me Julie Bonnier, defending the interests of this group including Emmaus, the Secours catholique, the ” Auberge des migrants.

the date of The closure of the “Jungle” was not communicated by the authorities. The legal action seeks the préfète of the Pas-de-Calais, as a representative of the State in the department. The administrative court must rule within 48 hours, said to Me, Bonnier, of the bar, Evry, associated in this approach to Me Lionel Crusoe, of the Paris bar.

“Evacuate can be a humanitarian act”

“The real long-term solutions are not found, this is what we dread and fear for a long time. The evacuees will find themselves deprived of access to health care, their rights, not listened to them in their need and sent in the CAD then they did nothing about it,” continued Me, Bonnier, who had already seized the administrative court of Lille in February to oppose, in vain, to the dismantling of the southern part of the “Jungle”.

The issue of unaccompanied minors is “something strong” referred, while nearly 1300 people live in the slum, according to a poll released Wednesday by France Terre d’asile. The lawyer defended also the migrants of Norrent-Fontes, Pas-de-Calais), which were the subject of a request for expulsion from the town hall and private owners, rejected Wednesday by the court of Béthune, in the absence of “real solution and sustainable” for their relocation.

“Evacuate, this can be a humanitarian act if there are real solutions”, also insisted Me to Bonnier, ensuring not to be “in an opposition of principle”.


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