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Policemen and members of a French military task force secure the convoy transporting the surviving Paris attacks suspect, Salah Abdeslam, Paris, May 20, 2016 (AP photo by Laurent Cipriani).

A New Counterterrorism Law Reflects France’s New Normal

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

PARIS—France’s parliament is poised to pass a controversial counterterrorism law, after the National Assembly and Senate reconciled their respective versions of the bill Monday. The lower house is now set to vote the final text into law today, with the Senate to follow suit next week.

The law serves to integrate into the statutory code many of the measures that were adopted under a three-month state of emergency declared after the Paris terrorist attacks of November 2015. Later extended to six months, the state of emergency has been renewed systematically since then. It will now be replaced by the new law when it expires in November. ...

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