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A Country Shocked and Mourning Needs a Just, Fair Response

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People set flowers at a memorial in front of the Notre Dame church, in Nice, France, October 30, 2020.
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Normalizing emergency measures will undermine human rights

Europe’s residents have genuine reason to be wary of the risk of terrorism in the streets, stadiums, markets and concert-halls.
 
 But how President Macron and the Philippe Cabinet respond to that risk is crucial to hard-won liberties and rights…
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Like an addict, France does not know how to quit its state of emergency even though it has become clear that maintaining it erodes the rule of law and fosters human rights abuses while not keeping the country safer. The February 22 report by the…
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Following 5th Extension, Time to Rethink Exceptional Measures

(Paris) – The French parliament’s adoption of a new law on December 15, 2016, to prolong the country’s state of emergency for an additional seven months risks normalizing exceptional measures while weakening human rights and the rule of law, Human Rights…
French policemen attend a drill at the Marseille railway station in France on May 4, 2016.
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France’s latest renewal of its emergency law has made few headlines abroad—except perhaps in Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, fresh from passing his own sweeping state of emergency, may have relished watching the champion of liberté, égalité…
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