• An inspection mission, carried out after the feminicide of Mérignac on May 4, pointed to a series of failures in the follow-up of the violent partner who repeatedly offends.

  • Six new measures were announced in the wake of this report, including a proposal to amend the law "so that any adjustment of the sentence is preceded by an expertise".

  • The authors of the report also recommend "to improve the protection of the victim before the release" of the violent spouse.

"Six new measures" to strengthen the protection of victims, some of which already exist or have already been announced.

The government communicated on the night of Wednesday to Thursday the conclusions of an inspection mission, carried out after the feminicide of Mérignac (Gironde) on May 4, pointing to a series of failures in the follow-up of the violent partner who repeatedly offends and the protection of the victim.

The authors of the report, Etienne Lapaire, former justice adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy at the Interior, and Yves Colmou, former adviser to Manuel Valls, recommend "to examine the dangerousness" of the author of the violence "before any adjustment of sentence" .

For that, they propose to "modify the law so that any adjustment of sentence is preceded by an expertise".

Provision of 3,000 “high-risk telephones” in early 2022

They also recommend "to improve the protection of the victim prior to the release" of the violent spouse, "to strengthen and secure communication between the competent services" so that they can take "quick decisions", and finally "better. locally manage the protection of victims ”.

They suggest assigning the victim a "great danger telephone", and that "before the release of the perpetrator of the violence" and informing him "systematically" of the evolution of the latter's situation.

The government has announced the availability of 3,000 of these phones by early 2022, an increase of "65% compared to today".

A series of failures by all the players in the Chahinez file

Chahinez, 31, mother of three, died on May 5 in Mérignac, near Bordeaux, after being shot and wounded by her violent recidivist husband, from whom she was separated, who then set her on fire in the street.

This drama sparked a wave of indignation.

The report is damning and denounces a long series of failures of all the players in this file.

The government also asked the mission on Wednesday whether certain facts could not be disciplined.

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The rapporteurs also recommend “a merger of the two files” (of the police and the justice system) and immediate information of all the actors in the event of the emergence of new elements (complaint, current investigation, search for the perpetrator of crime. violence, etc.). They also suggest the establishment of a file of perpetrators of domestic violence, as announced recently by the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, but also "its sharing" between the services. A proposal taken up by Matignon.

At the local level, the authors of the report suggest that the departmental steering committee for “high-danger telephones” meet twice a month, with all the services and in the presence of approved associations.

This committee currently meets, according to the departments, at longer intervals (every six months in Gironde) to take stock of the current and future attributions of “high-danger telephones”.

Strengthening control and possession of weapons

A measure also taken up by the government, which also announces the creation of a "national body to regularly involve the associations" dedicated, a "strengthening of control and possession" of weapons and a committee to monitor measures.

This report was the subject of a meeting on Wednesday evening in Matignon chaired by Prime Minister Jean Castex in which Eric Dupond-Moretti (Justice) and Gérald Darmanin (Interior), Elisabeth Moreno (equality between women and men) and Marlène participated. Schiappa (citizenship).


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  • Society

  • Aquitaine

  • Bordeaux

  • Murder

  • Government

  • Feminicide

  • Violence against women

  • Victim

  • Investigation