Il ruolo del Consiglio costituzionale francese nella definizione del nuovo stato di emergenza sanitaria

The aim of this paper is to share some observations on the role of the French Constitutional Court in the management of the health emergency caused by Sars-CoV-19. Particularly, to examine the Decision n. 799-2020, in which the Court ruled on the constitutional conformity of the organic law 30 March 2020, which declared the suspension of deadlines to transmit and decide on the priority issue of constitutionality (QPC). With the subsequent Decision n. 800-2020 the Constitutional Court ruled on the legitimacy of the law which extended the state of emergency until the 10th of July. Both Decisions offer insights into the relationship between the Constitutional Court as well as the protection of rights.