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Generation identity dissolved: "Such a decision always has a political character"

2021-03-03T20:04:45.326Z

INTERVIEW - Guillaume Drago, professor of public law at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, analyzes the legal framework for the dissolution of an association and the government's arguments to justify its decision to dissolve Génération identitaire.



LE FIGARO.

- The decree dissolving the Génération identitaire association has just been discussed in the Council of Ministers.

What is the significance of this procedure?

GUILLAUME DRAGO.

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The government exercises a prerogative given to it by Article L. 212-1 of the Internal Security Code, which incorporates the famous law of January 10, 1936 on combat groups and private militias.

This law of 1936 was passed after the tragic events of February 6, 1934, seen as a threat to the republican regime.

This procedure for dissolving an association for serious reasons of breach of public order is strongly marked by this period and retains a pronounced political character.

I would add that the fact that it is a simple decree deliberated in the Council of Ministers, without prior opinion from the Council of State, signed by the President of the Republic, reinforces the political character of this decision.

In other words, the infringement of freedom of association by

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Source: lefigaro

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