Latest update: 21/09/2010
Government memo sparks further controversy over Roma
A leaked government memo sent to police chiefs by the French interior ministry, asking them to speed up the dismantling of traveler camps, has added fuel to the already heated debate on French immigration law. The document appeared to target the Roma community, specifically mentioning their camps as a priority. The government went into damage control and sent out a new memo. But organisations such as the UN have already voiced their criticism of France's treatment of the Roma minority.