Citation McQueen F (2017) Inside Emmanuel Macron’s draconian anti-terrorism law. The Conversation. 11.09.2017. https://theconversation.com/inside-emmanuel-macrons-draconian-anti-terrorism-law-83834
Abstract First paragraph: France’s National Assembly is soon to debate counter-terrorism legislation proposed by Emmanuel Macron’s government. This legislation, Macron claims, will enable France to end the state of emergency which has been in place since 2015. The state of emergency grants extended powers of repression and surveillance to state authorities; since it was applied, it has been widely criticised as enabling human rights abuses.