On February 16, the French newspaper Le Monde published a long and appalling study on the serious risk of “foreign interferences” in the European elections scheduled on May 26 this year. Governments need to inform parliaments and the public of what is happening and what the implications are. “Paris is afraid of having to face a wave of Russian or
Ten years after its creation, the Controller-General for Places of Deprivation of Liberty no longer has to demonstrate its legitimacy and independence. Jean-Baptiste Jacquin for Le Monde Strange birthday. While the Controller-General for Places of Deprivation of Liberty celebrates his first ten years, France’s overcrowding prisons hit a new record. With 69.307 people locked up as of November 1, in 59.151
We signal the editorial of Le Monde of September 13, 2017, on a government bill currently being discussed at the French National Assembly. The bill is set to transform the powers and prerogatives typical of the State of exception into ordinary law, to the detriment of individual freedoms and the rule of law. Nobody ignores the disturbing string of terrorist
On 6 January 2016, Le Monde published an editorial contrasting the Reason of State to the Rule of Law, providing an interpretation fully consistent with the title that Marco Pannella had given to the First International Conference “Reason of State versus Rule of law”, organized by the Nonviolent Radical Party in the European Parliament in Brussels on 18-19 February 2014.