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The Success and Remaining Challenges of French Climate Litigation

The Success and Remaining Challenges of French Climate Litigation

Notre affaire à tous is a French environmental NGO founded in 2015 inspired by the ...
Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

On Saturday 21 November, despite a nationwide lockdown, thousands took to the streets across France to protest the ...
French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are  Employees

French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are Employees

On 4th of March 2020, French Court of Cassation (the country’s highest court for civil matters) in a landmark ...
Veil of Discord: France’s Approach to Religious Clothing Condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Veil of Discord: France’s Approach to Religious Clothing Condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Committee

In three decisions issued on 10 August 2018 and 23 October 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) ...
Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

With effect from 29 March 2017, the French Loi de la Vigilance introduced into the Commercial Code a  duty on large
The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk ...
France Risks Violating the Right to Freedom of Expression with New Abortion Law Proposals

France Risks Violating the Right to Freedom of Expression with New Abortion Law Proposals

France is set to introduce a controversial new law which criminalizes the online ‘obstruction’ of abortion. The ...
The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 2: Upholding Religious Freedom

The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 2: Upholding Religious Freedom

In its ordinance of 26 August 2016 entitled Ligue des droits de l'homme et autres the Council of State — France’s ...
The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 1: “Reflections on Public Order”

The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 1: “Reflections on Public Order”

On 26 August 2016, in an ordinance titled “Ligue des droits de l'homme et autres - association de défense des ...
Gender-Neutral Marriage and ‘Attenuated Discrimination’: Legal Developments in France

Gender-Neutral Marriage and ‘Attenuated Discrimination’: Legal Developments in France

by Professor Daniel Borrillo- During his election campaign, French president François Hollande announced as part
Same-Sex Marriage: Bill N°344 Amidst France’s Wider Political Landscape

Same-Sex Marriage: Bill N°344 Amidst France’s Wider Political Landscape

By Delphine Rooz - On 12 April 2013, the French Senate adopted Bill n°344, which opens marriage to same-sex ...

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