SECURITY: The president said that the law “will come into force tomorrow.” But it should be implemented when the state of emergency will end on Wednesday at midnight, according to the Elysee …
The President signed on Monday, before the cameras in his office at the Elysee Palace, the anti-terrorism law that will replace the state of emergency currently in operation in France.
“This law will help us end the state of emergency as of the 1st November, while fully ensuring the safety of our citizens,” said Emmanuel Macron during a short speech.
A text that can enter into force as early as Tuesday
Surrounded by the Interior Minister Gérard Collomb and government spokesman Christophe Castaner, he said that the law “will come into force tomorrow” (Tuesday). But it should be implemented when the state of emergency will end on Wednesday at midnight, according to the Elysee.
It was adopted by Parliament on the 18th October, was subject to “rich and intense discussions,” he added. It “will be evaluated in two years’ and what should be changed” will be “, he said.
The law “is very broad consensus,” said Gérard Collomb to reporters.
The anti-terrorism law argued before the European Court of Human Rights
At the center of this controversial text of strengthening the powers of the administrative authorities (prefects, Minister of the Interior) to assign someone (not in residence, but in an area at least equal to the common), make searches, close a place of worship or make identity checks near the borders. All without legal green light, except searches.
These measures are implemented in the emergency post attacks of the 13th November, 2015 and extended for a sixth time in July, but more limited and focused on the prevention of terrorism.
The ceremonial signing at the Elysee reminiscent held by Emmanuel Macron for both first major legislation of his five years, the moralization of politics law on September 15 and then, a week later, orders reforming the law job.
Emmanuel Macron has to decide Tuesday before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg a speech in which he defended in particular the Terrorism Act.