Chairman of the parliamentary commission of inquiry on migration, which released its report on November 17, Sébastien Nadot returned to the situation in Calais. He severely judges the action of the state.
In October 2021, the human rights association Human Right Watchs noted in a survey “daily humiliation and harassment ” exiles settled on the coast. Members go even further.
The text has not yet been released, but we already know that the parliamentary commission of inquiry on migration did not mince words in its report to be published on November 17. Sébastien Nadot, ex-deputy LREM now a member of the Libertés et Territoires group is chairman of this commission. He spoke on Info France and returned to the notion of “state abuse” developed in the survey.
“When the fundamental laws of the Republic are not respected in our country, what else can we talk about? These people have rights which are called fundamental rights: the right to accommodation, the right to be nourished , the right of access to first aid, the right to education. All these fundamental rights have been violated for years in Calais “ affirms without hesitation the elected representative of Haute-Garonne.
Like the associations on site, he regretted the gap between the speech of the mediator Didier Leschi, dispatched to find a solution to the hunger strike of Anaïs Vogel and Ludovic Holstein, and the urgency of the situation.
The freelance journalist Louis witter is permanently based in Calais.
The ex-deputy LREM severely judges the speech of the State, and rejects as much the speech held on “shelters” as the incessant dismantling. For him, the obsession with not seeing the old “jungle” reconstituted is illusory. “He became aware in this country that the Calais jungle was not dismantled. It was scattered, that is to say that people were distributed by small islets in Calais, around Calais.” The living conditions of the exiles have not improved.
Sébastien Nadot also mentioned one of the report’s avenues for action: reallocating the 178 million euros annually invested against illegal immigration on the coast to create a more humane and efficient reception system. “Could we not with this sum start by dealing with the emergency? It is a question of political priority. (…) We are not attacking the causes, the problem of immigration in this country for years. “