Calais and the Law

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

As the situation in Calais staggers into chaos and worse – a complete disregard for human rights and human life (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/29/french-authorities-begin-clearance-of-part-of-calais-jungle-camp), I have to ask myself where is the law?  Where is the order?  Instead of an orderly force of police protecting this camp, there are many reports of the police themselves attacking the refugees.  What model of state behavior is this?  It is no wonder that bands of militias or simply rogue outlaws feel free to act out their racist rage.  And what can the residents of this camp do?  It is a pitiful state of affairs. The clear and basic responsibility here is with the government of France.

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