"France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all fail to protect the most vulnerable," UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha said.
Western Bureau of Report News Agency informs that she spoke at the press conference dedicated to the outcome of her ten-day visit to France.
According to her, many homeless people were not receiving elementary care. “People are not even accessing the most basic emergency services. Calls to an national emergency shelter hotline were often not answered," she said.
The UN special rapporteur said that the forms applied in France on housing are contrary to international law.
According to the latest data from the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE) there are 140,000 homeless people in the country. More than 12,000 people sleep rough on the streets of France. 3,622 people in Paris slept in streets, parking areas and parks on February 7 this year. This is 600 people more than last year.