October 7, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The investigation into allegations that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy exploited L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt into donating illicit election campaign funds has been dropped, according to Monday reports. Bettencourt's accountant had stated she had passed ?150,000 to Sarkozy's UM... ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A French appeals court ruled Tuesday that an investigation may proceed into allegations that former president Nicolas Sarkozy exploited aging L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt into donating election campaign funds. A panel of judges for the Court of Appeals of Bordeaux denied a motion brought by ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 28, 2010, former France prime minister Dominique de Villepin was acquitted of defamation charges. De Villepin had been accused of failing to stop the circulation of false documents that would defame several famous businessmen, including then-President Nicolas Sarkozy. De Villepin had ...[read more]
September 4, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 4, 2010, over 100,000 people protested against the security policies of President Nicolas Sarkozy. The protestors also called for the expulsion of illegal Roma communities and the bid by the French government to ban the wearing of the Muslim burqa. In August 2010, the UN Committee on ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The first legal complaint against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was filed on Monday for his alleged involvement in the French sale of submarines to Pakistan in the 1990s. Olivier Morice, the lawyer acting for the victims of a 2002 bombing in Karachi, filed suit against the former ...[read more]
April 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 24, 2010, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized attempts by the UN to impose sanctions on the country's nuclear program, claiming that the actions by the UN Security Council (UNSC) and US were illegal. Following his sharp criticism, Ahmadinejad denied that Iran had broken ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 3, 2007, the government of France announced that it would officially recognize French citizens' legal right to housing. In an official statement, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin indicated that a draft law would implement the legal right in two stages — first for those dee... ...[read more]
November 3, 2011
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Félix Tréguer, Policy and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net, says that the recent ruling blocking the Copwatch website in France is just another instance of censorship under the Sarkozy government which prevents French citizens from learning of police abuse and e... ...[read more]
October 23, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 23, 2007, the National Assembly of France passed controversial immigration legislation that allowed voluntary DNA testing to establish family ties between recent immigrants and relatives already living in France. Although earlier versions of the bill had provided for mandatory testing, ...[read more]
September 2, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) assured world leaders on Friday that Libya will be a society of tolerance and respect for the rule of law. During a meeting in Paris chaired by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, NTC leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil vowed to administer elections and draft a new ...[read more]

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