This Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m., at a conference of Senate group presidents and in the presence of the Minister for Relations with Parliament, Franck Riester, Gérard Larcher received a request for a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the death of Samuel paty, this history-geography professor beheaded on October 16, 2020. A request written by the president of the Commission of Laws François-Noël Buffet and of the Commission of Culture and Education Laurent Lafon. Accepted by the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, this commission will have as co-president-rapporteur François-Noël Buffet (LR) and Laurent Lafon (centrist Union group). She will be given investigative powers for six months and all those she hears will have to take an oath.
Mickaëlle Paty had written to the President of the Senate as well as to the President of the Law Commission, François-Noël Buffet, on May 23, asking them “to open a parliamentary inquiry, in order to establish the flaws in this tragedy and to try to plug the breaches”.
Highlight the failures that led to the tragedy
In her letter, Mickaëlle Paty continued: “Samuel’s descent into hell lasted eleven days, and no one could ignore it. Those in charge could not misunderstand the seriousness and the constancy of the danger, nor the imminence of its aggression”. As soon as the letter was received, the senatorial majority decided to follow up and receive the sister of the history-geography professor, via the president of the Law Commission, François-Noël Buffet.
Three years after the ination of Samuel Paty, the Senate now wants to highlight the shortcomings that led to this tragedy, to report on attacks on secularism, particularly within National Education, and threats to teachers. This commission comes at a time when the commission of inquiry into the allocation of subsidies is currently taking place in the Senate. in the case of the Marianne fund, launched on the initiative of Marlène Schiappa after the ination of Samuel Paty.