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France: International NGO publishes report on counter-terrorism policies

In June, Human Rights Watch published a report on the French policy of expulsions of foreigners suspected of terrorism. In the report, the organisation questions the fairness and transparency of the procedure, particularly when decided on the basis of secret intelligence. It also documents cases of expulsions in violation of the principle of non-refoulement. In May, the UN Committee against Torture found France in breach of the Convention against Torture in the case of a terrorism suspect deported to Tunisia despite the risk of torture.

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