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[CDH] Alternative report by ACAT France and FIACAT on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Right by France

July 2008

Alternative report by ACAT- France and FIACAT on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment in France presented to the Human Rights Committee prior to France’s fourth periodic review

93rd session, from 7 to 25 July 2008

ACAT-France and FIACAT, an international association with consultative status in ECOSOC, are honoured to put before you the following concerns that regard the implementation by France of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, hereafter called the Covenant.

This report is to be presented at the 93rd session of the Human Rights Committee that will take place in Geneva from 7 to 25 July 2008. During this session, France’s fourth periodic review of its implementation of those rights enshrined in the Covenant will be studied, although this is seven years overdue.

ACAT-France and FIACAT have only considered those articles that fall within their remit: the fight against torture and abuse.

This study comprises three sections:
- The first section outlines the general international legal framework and the protection of human rights in France.
- The second section analyses, article by article, the implementation of the Covenant nationally.
- The report concludes with a series of recommendations.

All the information contained in the report is recent and reliable.

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