From the Bataclan to Nice: A Critique of France's State of Emergency Regime

8 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2016 Last revised: 22 Nov 2018

Date Written: July 1, 2016

Abstract

This Policy Brief analyses the state of emergency regime that was declared by the French Government immediately after the November 2015 attacks, and ties it to France’s legislative response to terrorism more generally. It is observed that, at various levels, serious human rights concerns arise which are detrimental to the fight against terrorism. In conclusion, concrete policy recommendations are offered to address these concerns.

Keywords: Counter-Terrorism; Human Rights; State of Emergency; 'Legislative Fever'; France

Suggested Citation

Boutin, Berenice and Paulussen, Christophe, From the Bataclan to Nice: A Critique of France's State of Emergency Regime (July 1, 2016). T.M.C. Asser Institute for International & European Law, Policy Brief 2016-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811602

Berenice Boutin

T.M.C. Asser Instituut ( email )

P.O. Box 30461
2500 GL The Hague, 2517JN
Netherlands

Christophe Paulussen (Contact Author)

T.M.C. Asser Instituut ( email )

P.O. Box 30461
2500 GL The Hague, 2517JN
Netherlands

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