The group said that the treatment of these issues, including the ethnic profiling and racial is essential for the relations between the police and the community had to be repaired.
“There is sufficient evidence that the identity checks in France, in particular because they have a discriminatory impact, drive a deep and sharp divide between communities and the police, while doing virtually nothing to prevent or detect crime,” said Bénédicte Jeannerod, France director of Human Rights Watch.
“The divide between communities and law enforcement to make neighborhoods less safe and the police less effective, and the discrimination is harmful to individuals and societies.
“The French government should urgently reform police powers to stop, search, and search,” she added.
The rights group spoke to 90 French men and boys, including 48 children in Paris, Grenoble, Strasbourg and Lille for the study.
The children were often arrested by the police near the school or on the field.
The group talked about Sekou, a 14-year-old boy from Paris, who claims to have been controlled by the police six times.
“We never see white children getting checked,” he said. “When I’m with my white friends, the police did not even look at them … They say,” liberty, equality, fraternity “, but there is no equality when it comes to this kind of thing.”
Far from being a new development, Human Rights Watch noted that in 2012, he had warned the police were stopping minorities in a discriminatory and insulting.
“Despite the increase of awareness and the modest, of the legislation and the practice of identity checks in France remain deeply problematic,” the group said.
“The law gives police too much latitude to carry out it stops without suspicion of wrongdoing, leaving too much room for arbitrary and biased decisions,” he added.
It did, however, say that the announcement by the Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner a zero-tolerance approach to racism of the police would not be tolerated, the anti-discrimination protests spread across France and the world following the death of George Floyd, while being restrained by a white policeman in the united States last month.
A separate investigation by a commission set up by the French government in the racism found that children from minority groups, in particular those from the Roma community, the obstacles to schooling.
According to the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights of the Roma community has also been accused of the abduction of children. These applications are usually found subsequently to be false, but not before the Roma have been victims of threats and physical attacks.
He also criticized the negative media representation of the Roma community, which has allowed the negative connotations and prejudices to flourish.
Update: 19 June, 2020 04:15 PM