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Latest update : 2017-11-01

The security of France: Has the state of emergency become permanent?

New anti-terror laws here in France enter into force on November 1st. They give the police a specific series of powers to combat the terror threat. It will be easier to carry out searches of suspicious premises and search through personal effects, border checks will become enshrined in practice, while house arrests will be far simpler to designate and enforce. Much of the new laws make elements of the state of emergency permanent. So has the French government gone too far?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Christopher DAVIS.

By Mark OWEN

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Asif ARIF

Human rights attorney

Benjamin FELLOUS

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Joseph DOWNING

Fellow, French National Center of Scientific Research

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