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

Published July 21, 2016

On 20 July 2016, the very first Asser Policy Brief was published. In their Brief entitled ‘From the Bataclan to Nice: A Critique of France's State of Emergency Regime’, Asser 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. This Brief is the first of a series of policy-orientated papers written by researchers of the Asser Institute and aimed at providing concrete solutions to burning problems of international and European law.