France or­dered to sup­ply wa­ter for Calais mi­grants

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

France’s high­est ad­min­is­tra­tive court yes­ter­day re­jected the gov­ern­ment’s ap­peal against an or­der to pro­vide wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­ties for hun­dreds of mi­grants sleep­ing rough in the north­ern port of Calais. In a writ­ten de­ci­sion seen by AFP, the Coun­cil of State said the state’s fail­ure to pro­vide for the mi­grants’ ba­sic needs “ex­posed them to in­hu­man and de­grad­ing treat­ment, deal­ing a se­ri­ous and clearly il­le­gal blow to a ba­sic right.” The coun­cil noted that mi­grants, “who find them­selves in a state of des­ti­tu­tion and ex­haus­tion, have no ac­cess to run­ning wa­ter, show­ers or toi­lets and can­not there­fore wash them­selves or their clothes.”

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