The French Government referred the file of the compensation of those Algerians who were victims of the national liberation war to the French National Assembly to approve new amendments and determine the details of the compensation and the actual beneficiaries and the relevant financial cost of such an endeavor.
This followed the advisory opinion of the Constitutional Council to drop the French citizenship requirement to benefit from these compensations.
A draft law submitted by the French Prime Minister and the Ministry of the Armed Forces, entitled “Military Programming for the years 2019 to 2025”, said that the law on military pensions for the disabled and victims of war would be amended to enable Algerian victims during the national War of liberation of compensation in response to the jurisprudence of the French Constitutional Council issued recently.
The document states that these measures are intended to provide details of the benefits, conditions and modalities of the compensation, in order to “avoid the influx of requests by Algerians who are victims during the liberation war to receive these pensions.
This clearly shows Paris fears the consequences of this procedure and the flooding of thousands of applications to this effect from Algerians in Algeria itself.
As a result, this revamped legislative procedure means that in order for the Algerian victim to benefit from the compensation, he or she must also have French nationality at the time of the injury and at the time of the application.