FRANCE’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT REJECTS PROPOSED LAW LIMITING FILMING OF POLICE OFFICERS


21/05/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- France's Constitutional Court has overturned a new controversial security law in France, calling it unconstitutional, which has been criticized for violating press freedom.

The twenty-fourth article, dubbed the Fifty-Second article after the law passed parliament on April 15th, led to large protests across the country, particularly in the capital, Paris.

The Supreme Court annulled 7 of the law's 22 articles with the ruling that it violated the Constitution.

The high court said the 52nd article violated the principle of legality of crimes and penalties because it did not "adequately" define the reasons for the offence being challenged.

Ruling that legislators should "define" the concept of operation, the high court said it should have stated whether the article was related only to a provocation during or after the operation was over.


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