France

France continues to rely on abusive counterterrorism powers introduced following the November 2015 attacks. A November 2017 security law formally ended the two-year long state of emergency, while incorporating some emergency powers into ordinary law, granting the authorities powers without judicial safeguards that undermine the rights to liberty, freedom of movement, privacy, security and freedoms of association and expression. The government has failed to pursue necessary reforms to tackle abusive and discriminatory police identity checks. Asylum seekers and other migrants face police abuse. Many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Calais were left in limbo after the camp’s dismantlement.

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