New Caledonia is an overseas territory of France, and the events there fall under the internal affairs of France and New Caledonia, Lead Spokesperson of EU Commission for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Peter Stano told Report.

According to Stano, France is a democratic country where all people have the right to protest peacefully.

Stano emphasizes that peaceful demonstrations are a fundamental right in all democratic countries.

Furthermore, he asserts that violence has no place in the implementation of human rights, and national authorities in member states are competent in matters of law enforcement.

“If anyone complains about the violation or non-respect of their rights, the European Union and its member states have an independent judicial system that ensures accountability and due process, thereby upholding people’s rights and the rule of law,” he stated.