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France: overcrowding and poor conditions in prisons

J.M.B. and others v. France
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Five communications were submitted in the J.M.B. and others case to the Committee of Ministers on behalf of the Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme and the Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté, the Observatoire international des prisons, the Syndicat de la magistrature, the Syndicat des avocats and of the Conseil national des barreaux.

The communications focus on the measures taken and envisaged by the authorities to address the problem of overcrowding and on the new remedy aimed at allowing detainees to complain about their poor conditions of detention.

This case will be examined for the first time by the Committee of Ministers at its 1411th DH meeting from 14 to 16 September 2021.

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