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Legal News
29 Mar 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment; press release] 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 … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] The criminal court of Evry on Thursday convicted 14 members of neo-Nazi [JURIST news archive] group Nomad 88. The defendants faced charges [JURIST report] 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 … [read more]


Legal News
16 Mar 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] The trial of 14 members of a neo-Nazi [JURIST news archive] 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 … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] A court of first instance in Marseilles Friday ordered that anti-Islamic campaign posters put up by the far-right National Front [party website, in French] be taken down [Le Figaro report, in French]. The posters [Le Figaro report, in French], proclaiming “No to Islamism”, depict a fully veiled woman standing … [read more]


Legal News
3 Mar 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] The General Court of the EU [official website] on Tuesday rejected [judgment; press release, PDF] a challenge to the EU's Emissions Trading Directive [text] brought by Luxembourg-based Arcelor [website], the world's largest steel producer. The company sought both the annulment of certain articles of the directive and damages for … [read more]


Legal News
2 Mar 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] The Paris Criminal Court on Monday asked the highest court of appeal, the Court of Cassation [official website, in French], to determine the constitutionality of police custody under article 63-4 [text] of the code of criminal procedure. The request [Nouvelobs report, in French] follows Monday's entry into force of … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] The French branch of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) [advocacy website] initiated proceedings [AFP report, in French] 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 New Anticapitalist Party … [read more]

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