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Updated submission to the Universal Periodic Review: France

Summary Discrimination on grounds of origin or religion remains a significant problem in France. Abusive police identity checks disproportionally affect minorities, which France has failed to address despite a commitment to do so at its last UPR. Migrants and asylum seekers lack access to basic services and are subject to harassment and abuse and France is failing to adequately protect unaccompanied children. Counterterrorism laws undermine fundamental rights and lead to abuse. Discriminatory Identity Checks The measures taken by France since its last UPR, such as the adoption in 2013 of a Code…

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