On the same day, two reports came out about the curfew. One concerns the Netherlands where justice considers it an abuse of power and the other concerns France where a study notes that it has had very little effect on the mobility of the French. Would the curfew have become ” overwhelmed “?
” Curfew is a deep violation of the right to freedom of movement and privacy “
Justice has ruled, ” The curfew must be lifted immediately », Declared the court in The Hague on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. In the Netherlands, the government had announced a curfew from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. which came into effect on January 23 and was extended until March 2. But some considered that this decision was liberticidal and brought the case to justice.
The Dutch court considers that “ the curfew is a profound violation of the right to freedom of movement and privacy “. It needs ” a very careful decision-making process “. Clearly, there would be an abuse of power on the part of the government. According to a trial judge, “ the introduction of the curfew did not imply the particular urgency required “. For its part, the government has already announced that it will try to obtain the suspension of the decision. The case is therefore not finished and an emergency debate could take place on Wednesday February 17 in the House of Representatives.
The curfew only reduced the mobility of the French by 20%
Could this happen in France? let’s remember that on February 9, 2021, the Parliament authorized the extension of the state of health emergency until June 1, 2021. This state of emergency makes it possible to reinforce the powers of the civil authorities and to restrict certain freedoms (ban on assembly, limitation of movement, etc.) and legally legitimize the curfew.
The curfew, let’s talk about it! According to a study by Inserm (EPIcx-Lab) and the telephone operator Orange, it has only reduced the mobility of the French population by 20%. This figure has been stable since December 2020. In short, this is not what we call a success unlike the first confinement during which a 65% drop in the circulation of French people was recorded and the second confinement which reduced mobility by 35%.
Are the French getting tired or becoming refractory Gauls?