The controversial law, which also paved the way for the closure of only places in France, was approved by the Constitutional Council.
With the approval, there was no obstacle to the entry into force of the anti-terrorism and intelligence law.
Thus, the state of emergency measures in the Homeland Security and Strengthening the Fight Against Terrorism Law, which came into force in 2017, became permanent.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin made a statement that “we welcome” the approval of the law.
Places of worship may be closed
The anti-terrorism and intelligence law was passed by the French parliament on July 22.
There are concerns that the law will increase discriminatory practices against Muslims.
Under the name of the fight against terrorism, the law makes the closure of places of worship, which was temporary due to the state of emergency, permanent.
No charges have been brought, but the restriction on suspicious persons is among the articles that make the law controversial.
The intelligence leg of the law covers the unauthorized analysis of internet search data.
It is feared that this will lead to filings.