I was 10 the first time I was stopped [by the police]. The last time was three days ago.
—Valoua, Paris, 23, April 2019
When I was little, I wanted to be a police chief but after what I’ve seen, I’m disgusted. The police should be…
Joshua F. left his home in Cameroon with his younger sister in 2016, when he was 13, after their parents died in an accident. His father’s family took the house and his father’s workshop, turning the two children out. They left Douala and…
On a typical night, some 200 or more unaccompanied migrant children sleep on the streets of Paris. In large part, these children are homeless as a consequence of arbitrary procedures and inordinate delays in…
Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
Since they destroyed [the Calais camp] last year, there is no place to sleep or eat. It’s like living in hell.
—Yeakob S., 29-year-old Ethiopian man, Calais, June 30, 2017
[T]he women and the men who first were coming from Syria,…
“I was depressed and no longer went out of my cell. I just took medication and I slept. […] I didn’t even go out for walks. For six months […] I didn’t see the light of day. […] I never went out, I didn’t see a doctor or…
“No Questions Asked”
Intelligence Cooperation with Countries that Torture
International Law on Torture
The obligation to prevent and punish
Torture material as evidence…
Laws and Procedures in France
I. Executive Summary
French Criminal Justice System..
III. Counterterrorism Laws and Procedures in France…
In the Name of Prevention
Insufficient Safeguards in National Security Removals
I. Executive Summary
France's Experience of Terrorism...
The French Counterterrorism Model
A European Debate..
III. Forced Removal on…
Ripe for Reform:
Stemming Slovakia's Arms Trade with Human Rights Abusers
Summary and Recommendations
Case Study 1:
Illegal Dealings: The Stubborn Helicopter Deal
Rights Watch's Findings
For over a year, Human Rights Watch investigated and monitored French asylum policies, conducting numerous interviews with lawyers, human rights advocates, refugee assistance organizations, asylum seekers, and government officials. In the course of this…
Heightened political tension has been characterized by physical attacks on journalists critical of the former Meciar government. HRW/Helsinki urges the interim government to give special consideration to the concerns outlined in this report and to…