March 29, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Monday that France had not violated the rights of detainees to be brought promptly before a judicial officer. In a case brought by crewmembers of a Cambodian ship intercepted by French authorities under suspicion of carrying ...[read more]
March 20, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
The criminal court of Evry on Thursday convicted 14 members of neo-Nazi group Nomad 88. The defendants faced charges for their participation in a combat group, the illegal detention of weapons and explosives, and their responsibility in a shoot-out in 2008. The two leaders of the group, Camille ...[read more]
March 16, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
The trial of 14 members of a neo-Nazi group, Nomad 88, opened Monday before the criminal court of Evry, in the Parisian suburbs. Founded in 2008 to purge the suburbs, the group gained public attention in May 2008 when three members went on a shooting spree in an area with a strong popula... ...[read more]
March 13, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
A court of first instance in Marseilles Friday ordered that anti-Islamic campaign posters put up by the far-right National Front be taken down. The posters, proclaiming “No to Islamism”, depict a fully veiled woman standing next to a map of France with the pattern of the Algerian flag on... ...[read more]
March 3, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
The General Court of the EU on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the EU's Emissions Trading Directive brought by Luxembourg-based Arcelor, the world's largest steel producer. The company sought both the annulment of certain articles of the directive and damages for the harm suffered as a resu... ...[read more]
March 2, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
The Paris Criminal Court on Monday asked the highest court of appeal, the Court of Cassation, to determine the constitutionality of police custody under article 63-4 of the code of criminal procedure. The request follows Monday's entry into force of a constitutional amendment allowing individua... ...[read more]
February 23, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
The French branch of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) initiated proceedings Sunday against the participation of a 'veiled' candidate in the upcoming French regional elections, following the dismissal of its initial legal action. The candidate, Ilham Moussaid, represents the... ...[read more]

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