Policy Brief on France’s State of Emergency

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

In their Policy Brief, ICCT and T.M.C. Asser Instituut researchers Bérénice Boutin and Christophe Paulussen analyse the state of emergency regime that was declared by the French government immediately after the November 2015 attacks, and tie it to France’s legislative response to terrorism more generally. They observe 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.

Find the Policy Brief here.