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Christiane Taubira publishes book on loss of French nationality


Former French Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, has published her thoughts on the loss of nationality.

The less than 100 pages book titled “Murmuring to the Youths” was put on sale on Monday in France with 4000 copies.

It exposes the loss of nationality in the Constitution of France.

A country must be able to cope with its nationals.

The book is coming less than a week after Taubira’s resignation. The author said she chose to be true to herself.

The author had expressed deep reservation about a constitutional reform that would allow some people convicted of terrorism to be stripped of their citizenship.

She reiterated that she left government due to a serious political disagreement.

“I choose to remain loyal to myself, to my commitments, to my fights, to my relation to others, loyal to us as I understand us.”

The first part of the book with the theme “Terrorist Challenge in General” are devoted to forfeiture of nationality to be read with more attention.

Taubira exposes her argument on the “inefficiency” of the measures because of its “ineffectiveness on deterrence”.

She noted that a country should be able to cope with its nationals.

Taubira has expressed increased marginalization by the government since the constitutional reform draft law was taken away from her portfolio.

Her resignation comes amidst speculations from French media of a possible shake-up of President Francois Hollande’s team in the final year before the elections.

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