OK, release them from Gitmo and send them to...France?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
France rapped over human rights

France's law enforcement and prison system have been sharply criticised by Europe's human rights watchdog.
The Council of Europe found prisons were overcrowded and police operated with a sense of impunity, according to excerpts from a report due next week.

The council's human rights commissioner Alvaro Gil-Robles said there was a "widening gap" between the "text of law and what is actually practiced".


The French penal system looked quite medieval, interestingly enough, in the Spielberg movie Catch Me If You Can. I was alerted to this by listening to the CBC, so some props to them for mentioning it, even if only in passing.

3 comments:

Knucklehead said...

Just another indicator that the international hissey fit (as perfectly exemplified by our own Al Gore) over "human rights" is not at all about "human rights".

It is all about the Lilliputians trying to find ways to tie down Gulliver.

Buddy Larsen said...

That's the best metaphor yet--the Gulliver.

French justice at least has given us some great art--mainly 19th century, but "Papillon" is modern, and made a great Steve McQueen/Dustin Hoffman film.

terrye said...

The French are famous for their prison system. At least they shut down Devil Island.