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France Scraps Human Rights In Wake Of Paris Attacks

Published on November 28, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

France have opted out of the Human Rights convention in the wake of the Paris attacks


France have decided to “opt out” of the European Human Rights Convention, citing the recent Paris attacks as justification for its extreme decision. 

France is still in a state of emergency, with police raids being conducted daily on mosques, Islamic charities, and “radical environmentalists”. With the government shutting down alternative news websites, it’s looking grim for the future of civil liberties in France right now.

Rfi.fr reports:

States are allowed to opt out in case of war or a danger “threatening the life of the nation”, although they cannot be exempted from certain provisions, including bans on torture and cruel and inhuman treatment.

Exemptions can be challenged at the European Court of Human Rights.

There have been 1,616 searches of premises, 211 arrests, 161 people charged and 293 weapons seized since the state of emergency was declared.

Among the premises raided have been mosques, prayer rooms and shops targeted because “radical Islamists” were said to frequent them or because some sermons given were judged extreme.

But others have been on the homes of people who have taken part in environmental protests and occupations, such as the camp at the site of the proposed airport near Nantes in western France and one aiming to stop a dam in the south-west where a protester was killed.

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