• An emergency appeal procedure ( a référé liberté is an emergency procedure when a fundamental freedom is threatened) was filed by residents of the Calais shantytown and eleven associations against the decision of the State to evict the inhabitants and to destroy the shantytown (see here, here and here).The hearing will take place tomorrow at the Lille tribunal administratif.

    The associations call to come in support and attend the hearing tomorrow 14th of October at 11:30am , at the tribunal, 5 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, in Lille.


    This statement which was put out:

    Exiles living in the shantytown of Calais and eleven associations filed on 10/12/2016 through Maître Crusoé and Maître Bonnier an action of référé-liberté before the tribunal of Lille. This action aims to ask:

    Implementation, prior to the dismantling of the shantytown,of a complete diagnosis of the situation.
    The guarantee that a suitable solution will be offered to each person, in particular unaccompanied minors, according to their situations and life project.
    The suspension of of any deportation measure as the first two points have not been implemented.

    No one, especially not the applicant associations,  questions the urgency of finding a worthy reception solution for the ten thousand people who are surviving in the slum. However having to face the vagueness of the Government on the conditions of the dismantlement, the applicant associations believe it is their duty to make every effort to ensure that the fundamental rights of camp residents are respected.

    The hearing will be held on Friday, October 14th at 11:30 am at Lille Administrative Tribunal

    (5 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, à Lille)You are all invited to come and support the people of Calais shantytown at that hearing. “