Lawyers were blocked from entering the jungle during the demolition

As the Independent claims, some lawyers and social workers were not allowed to enter the Jungle when the demolition started. Eve Shahshahani, an international human rights lawyer, told the Independent that “these people were being moved to unknown destinations with no one to give them legal advice, or at least information about what happens next. They were denied access to legal information, which is a fundamental right”.

The French authorities have declared the Jungle a “protected zone” by referring to the “state of emergency”. A group of lawyers has launched a joint appeal to dispute the “ban”. They argue that it was “illegal” to use an emergency law to “forbid access” to legal observers. Read more on