Les centres de rétention se vident, l’administration persiste
Originally published by Dalloz Actualité on 24/03/2020
Since self-isolation has begun, French lawyers have been advocating for the freedoms of detainees and seeking interim measures for the release of persons held in administrative detention centers. Authorities are urged to completely empty these facilities because of the heightened risk of infection for staff and detainees; however, release orders are being delayed, in part because of the understaffing of judges making these types of decisions. In some cases, contradictory decisions have also been rendered by judicial bodies on the conditions and standards for release. notwithstanding, Orders are slowly reducing the number of individuals held in administrative detention centers.