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In a landmark ruling, the French Constitutional Court has ruled this Friday that the "principle of fraternity", one of the three values that make up the nation''s motto, protect a farmer from prosecution for aiding dozens of migrants entering the country illegally. The ruling, that will likely have far-reaching rulings and implications in Europe, comes after migrant Cédric Herrou challenged his conviction for smuggling migrants across the Franco-Italian border calling for an end to the criminalisation of solidarity.

Top court sides with farmer who helped migrants enter France illegally

In a landmark ruling, the French Constitutional Court has ruled this Friday that the "principle of fraternity", one of the three values that make up the nation''s motto, protect a farmer from prosecution for aiding dozens of migrants entering the country illegally. The ruling, that will likely have far-reaching rulings and implications in Europe, comes after migrant Cédric Herrou challenged his conviction for smuggling migrants across the Franco-Italian border calling for an end to the criminalisation of solidarity.

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