France

State of Housing Rights in France

The right to housing is not specifically included in the French Constitution, although it has been recognised as an "objective of constitutional value". Paragraph 11 of the Preamble of the 1946 Constitution states that "All people who, by virtue of their age, physical or mental condition, or economic situation, are incapable of working, shall have the right to receive suitable means of existence from society". The law of 5 March 2007... More

Strategic Litigation

FEANTSA successfully filed a collective complaint before the Council of European Committee of Social Rights against France which sought to hold the French state responsible for the country’s on-going...

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Partner(s)

Noria Derdek Jurislogement and Fondation Abbé Pierre nderdek(at)fondation-abbe-pierre.fr 3-5, rue de Romainville, 75019 Paris   Julie Clazier Jurislogement julie.clauzier(at)habiter.org  

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Criminalisation

No national legislation makes “homelessness”  or begging a criminal offence in France. However, in France the exploitation of beggars, aggressive begging and endangering minors through begging are...

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