Curfew: the Council of State rejects the request for suspension of Lakou-LKP

Curfew: the Council of State rejects the request for suspension of Lakou-LKP
Curfew: the Council of State rejects the request for suspension of Lakou-LKP

The Council of State and the administrative court of Guadeloupe are in tune, as to the merits of the curfew established in Pointe-à-Pitre and Abymes, targeting minors. The two authorities in turn rejected the request to suspend Lakou-LKP.

The curfew for those under 18 will remain applied in the streets of Pointe-à-Pitre and des Abymes, at night, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., at least until May 22, 2024; it can even be renewed, as announced by the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, during his ministerial visit to Guadeloupe last April.

Indeed, the Council of State confirmed, this Friday, May 10, 2024, the order of the Administrative Court of Guadeloupe, rejecting the request of the Le Lakou-LKP association against the prefectural decree establishing this measure to combat juvenile delinquency.

In Basse-Terre, on April 25, the magistrate considered that there was “no infringement of the fundamental freedom of minors to come and go and that the contested order was necessary, adapted and proportionate taking into account the figures for juvenile delinquency, which is clearly increasing in the neighborhoods concerned, particularly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. , where more than 40% of acts of violence by minors are committed“.

The curfew came into effect on April 22. Its detractors speak of a liberticidal measure; they denounce its purely repressive aspect, without the deployment of support tools for minors, particularly in terms of education and integration.

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