Macron’s Authoritarian Turn? The Potential Impact of ‘la loi relative à la sécurité globale’ on Civil Liberties in France

This policy outlook examines the contents and implications of France’s comprehensive security law that has sparked the most recent display of anti-government anger.

Over the course of the Macron presidency, France has seen what almost seems like a continuous wave of popular demonstrations. This policy outlook examines the contents and implications of ‘la loi relative à la sécurité globale’, the comprehensive security law that has sparked the most recent display of anti-government anger. The outlook analyses some of the most controversial components of the bill, including a clause that partially bans the filming of police officers, and positions them within a broader political shift in the country.

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