Hollande announces security pact

Hollande announced a set of measures to harden anti-terrorism laws, including changes to France's constitution. Hollande asked the parliament to vote before the end of the week to extend the state of emergency for three months, with provisions to facilitate administrative, rather than judiciary, searches and house arrests.

The articles of the constitution organizing the state of emergency and "full powers" for the president are "no longer suited to the current situation", he said, and proposed that authorities be allowed "adequate means to take exceptional measures", without having to have recourse to the state of emergency.

Hollande also said that terrorists with a double citizenship, "including those who were born French", should be stripped of their French citizenship.

Country: France

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: France, security, anti-terrorism

Posted on Monday 16 November 2015

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