The Legal Centre in the Calais Jungle founded by Marianne Humbersot has had an enormous impact on the lives of the Refugees living there.
The work at the Legal Centre is nothing short of extraordinary - from being the ONLY source of information on the French legal system and asylum process, to contributing to the arrest of 10 members of fascist groups attacking Refugees, to helping to fight the recent eviction in the European Court of Human Rights!
Led by Marianne Humbersot, the team of French lawyers, including Raymond Blet at the Legal Centre, have been working tirelessly to document cases of severe police violence against refugees and bringing justice to those without a voice. Recently they have helped the legal reunification of an unaccompanied minor with his family in the UK, in the ongoing family reunion efforts led by Citizens UK.
They have been continuously collaborating with other NGOs operating in Calais such as Medicins Sans Frontieres, Medicins du Monde, L'Auberge des Migrants, Citizens UK and Help Refugees and liaising with the French authorities.
Marianne and her team are planning to expand to La Liniere refugee camp in Grand Synthe, to ensure the human rights violations there are documented and combated.
The biggest obstacle Marianne and the Legal Centre are facing is the fact that her car is in need of EUR2500 worth of essential repairs, which she cannot cover. Until these costs can be covered, French legal and asylum advice cannot be offered in Grand Synthe by the Legal Centre.
After being completely self-funded and working tirelessly for months to document and protect against human rights violation in the Jungle, it is vital that Marianne's work continues. By helping to repair her car, life-changing legal progress can be achieved in upholding the human rights of refugees in Northern France. It's that simple.
Often the most humanitarian act can emerge from the most practical of needs. In this case the money raised will be used to ensure Marianne and the team can carry on their amazing and selfless work in Calais and Dunkerque, fighting state violence, human rights infringements and injustice.
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(The Centre Juridique de L'Appel de 800 is now in the process of registering as the Legal Shelter/ Cabane Juridique)