Best practice: French Alerte Enlèvement as disseminated in cross- border context without abduction being proven

On the 23rd of April 2015, the girl was found a hundred kilometers from Sancy. She knocked on the door of a doctor, who immediately recognized the child from the AMBER Alert (France BleuLe Monde). Prosecutor Le Clair reported that the AMBER Alert could have been the reason the abductor released the child (Huffington PostLe Monde).

No proven abduction

French prosecutor Yves Le Clair told AFP that the French authorities decided to launch the alert, although there was no certainty for a proven abduction (Le Parisien).

Cross border AMBER Alert

According to Le Figaro, the French AMBER Alert was not only spread in France, but also to police in neighboring countries Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. “For us, the border does not exist”, said Le Clair (France 3 Lorraine).

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