The European Roma Rights Centre welcomes the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to hear the case of Hirtu and others v France, about the forced eviction of Romani families in early 2013. In response to complaints from Roma forcibly evicted from their homes, the Court will scrutinise France’s practice of forced evictions, and the way the French courts have responded to this practice. The Court has given the case priority treatment, a measure reserved for the most serious category of cases.
The French Government will now have to explain to the Court the exact circumstances of the 2013 eviction and why that eviction did not violate the rights of the Roma who were forced from their homes.
Source (English language): http://www.errc.org/article/the-european-court-of-human-rights-is-questioning-frances-evictions-policy/4286