Covid-19 – face aux risques de contamination, le défenseur des droits demande la fermeture des centres de rétention administrative
Originally published by Défenseur des Droits on 22/03/2020
Human rights advocates are demanding the closure of administrative detention centers in France. They argue that there is no legal basis, given the current health crisis, for detaining individuals who have no prospect of being removed from the country in the short term. Any attempt to remove these individuals would further promote the spread of the virus, which would contradict advice issued by the WHO regarding best practices for containment.