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The Resource "The root of humiliation" : abusive identity checks in France, Human Rights Watch

"The root of humiliation" : abusive identity checks in France, Human Rights Watch

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"The root of humiliation" : abusive identity checks in France
Title
"The root of humiliation"
Title remainder
abusive identity checks in France
Statement of responsibility
Human Rights Watch
Title variation
  • Abusive identity checks in France
  • France
Title variation remainder
"the root of humiliation"
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Language
eng
Summary
Police in France have broad discretion to carry out identity checks even when no wrongdoing is suspected. The stops--known as controle d'identité--can involve lengthy questioning, orders to empty pockets, bag searches, and intrusive pat-downs. Statistical and qualitative research indicates that these checks particularly affect black and Arab young men and boys, subjecting them to frequent humiliating pat-downs without any explanation, in some cases accompanied by insults and physical abuse. Individuals stopped by the police are rarely told the legal basis for the stop, do not receive any written record of the stop, and can face criminal prosecution for bringing complaints. The frequent stops experienced by young black and Arabs suggest that police are engaging in unlawful ethnic profiling--making assumptions about who is more likely to be a delinquent based on appearance rather than on actual behavior. The Root of Humiliation, based on research in Paris, Lyon and Lille, shows that these abusive police stops have a deeply negative impact on relations between the police and minority youth. Many described identity checks as the sharp edge of their broader experience of discrimination and exclusion in French society. Human Rights Watch calls on French authorities to adopt legal and policy reforms to prevent ethnic profiling and abusive treatment. Identity check powers--including pat-downs--should be used only when there is a real, individualized suspicion, and those stopped should be given a written record of the procedure
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Also available via the Internet.
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DOS
Index
no index present
LC call number
KJV4197
LC item number
.S86 2012eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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1970-
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  • Sunderland, Judith
  • Ward, Benjamin
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  • Identification
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Police misconduct
Label
"The root of humiliation" : abusive identity checks in France, Human Rights Watch
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Publication
Note
  • "January 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "The report was written by Judith Sunderland and edited by Benjamin Ward, deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division."--P. 55
Contents
Abuses of Identity Check Powers -- Inadequate Safeguards against Abuse -- Impact on Community-Police Relations -- Relevant National and International Standards -- Recommendations
Extent
55 p. ;
Isbn
9781564328571
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
27 cm.
System control number
  • ocn774899595
  • (OCoLC)774899595
Label
"The root of humiliation" : abusive identity checks in France, Human Rights Watch
Link
Publication
Note
  • "January 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "The report was written by Judith Sunderland and edited by Benjamin Ward, deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division."--P. 55
Contents
Abuses of Identity Check Powers -- Inadequate Safeguards against Abuse -- Impact on Community-Police Relations -- Relevant National and International Standards -- Recommendations
Extent
55 p. ;
Isbn
9781564328571
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
27 cm.
System control number
  • ocn774899595
  • (OCoLC)774899595

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