Legality of the decree on criminal liability for concealment of illicit of the face on the occasion of public events




By a judgment of 23 February 2011, the State Council has approved the decree n° 2009-724 of 19 June 2009, which was inserted into the penal code a new article R. 645-14 incriminating ” the fact of a person, within or in the immediate vicinity of an event on the public highway, conceal voluntarily his face, in order not to be identified in the circumstances leading to fears of attacks on public order “.

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