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Is there evidence that areas containing significant numbers migrants and minorities are policed in different ways than others?

Key Area:
Policing - Law Enforcement - Justice
Racism, Discrimination
11/01/2012 - 16:32
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The areas containing significant numbers of migrants and minorities are policed more often then others. Two main reasons: the police act under a number of circulars and orders (for example,  the circular of August 5, 2010 directing the police to target illegal Roma settlements, repressive measures against illegal aliens, etc); according to the police, the condition of effectiveness of their work is the degree of screening that they operate within the population, that is why they focus primarily on offenders or troublemakers, neglecting that they are equally the product of their actions.

Source: Report on the fight against racism, antisemitism and xenophobia, French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Ethnic minorities
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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