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General view of the National Assembly during a debate to extend a state of emergency, in Paris, France, November 19, 2015 following the series of deadly attacks on last Friday in the French capital
French President François Hollande will seek to renew the three-month state of emergency, his office said Friday. A state of emergency was declared on 13 November Paris attacks.The state of emergency gives greater powers to police and security services to act without requiring judicial oversight or search warrants.
Hollande will ask his cabinet on 3 February to approve a draft law to extend the measures for another three months when they expire on 26 February.
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UN human rights experts said Tuesday the measures placed what they saw as "excessive and disproportionate" restrictions on key rights.
Since they came into force, authorities have carried out thousands of searches but "only a few of them have led to procedures linked to terrorist acts," Council of Europe human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks said earlier this month.