In the hours following the attacks in Paris, French President Francois Hollande declared a State of Emergency, initially for 12 days and then for three months. At the time, the request met very little protest in both parliament and the National Assembly.
However, with it set to expire on February 26, Hollande has asked for a further extension of three months to the end of May. And this time around, the request is being met with resistance, with some questioning its need and whether the extra powers it gives authorities are necessary.
A group of UN human rights specialists has called on France not to extend the state of emergency, warning of "the lack of clarity and precision of several provisions of the state of emergency and surveillance laws," reported the Economist.
The extension, narrowly voted in parliament last week, is supposed to be voted at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
On the same day the Eagles of Death Metal, the band playing at the Bataclan concert hall on the night 90 people were killed by three terrorists, are set to play in Paris again for the first time since the attacks.
The State of Emergency bill dates back to the French-Algerian War of the 1950s, and allows authorities to conduct house raids and searches without a warrant.
It also gives officials extra powers to place people under house arrest outside the normal judicial process and allows restrictions on large gatherings.
Since it was declared last November, BFM TV reports that there have been 3,099 house raids and searches. More than 380 people have been placed under house arrest. Most of the raids and house arrests took place in the weeks after the attacks. In total, at least 500 weapons have been seized-- 200 of which were seized from one person.
Le Monde reported that one person had been charged in connection to terrorism.