Inside Story

Stripping dual nationals of French citizenship

Growing controversy in France over a proposed citizenship law, which critics say implicitly targets Muslims.

Dual passport holders could lose their French citizenship if they are convicted of terrorism offences.

France is on high alert following the Paris attacks which killed 130 people on November 13.

Three days later, President Francois Hollande proposed a citizenship law aimed at deterring similar attacks.

The law is controversial; human rights groups says it implicitly targets French Muslims.

Is it a departure from French values? And what will be the fallout on French society?

Presenter: Richelle Carey


Julien Theron – Political scientist and analyst at the University of Versailles

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet – Political commentator and journalist

Yasser Louati – Spokesperson for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France