French President Francois Hollande waits for the arrival of Cuba's President Raul Castro upon his arrival on Feb. 1, 2016 at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. / AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN
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France's lawmakers began debating constitutional changes Friday allowing for dual nationals to lose their French citizenship in terrorism cases and enshrining in the text controversial measures put in place after the November attacks in Paris.As is the case now, parliament would still need to give its approval for a state of emergency lasting more than 12 days.Valls said a state of emergency would last for a maximum of four months under the new rules, after which it would need to be renewed by parliament. The French Human Rights League (LDH), one of many bodies now questioning the efficacy of the harsher measures, said recently that only four legal procedures relating to terrorism had emerged from more than 2,500 police raids carried out under the post-attacks state of emergency.
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