Keyword: barrister

French lawyer shoots bar chairman in courthouse then kills himself

Henrique Vannier is said to be in a critical but stable condition after shooting at court building near Paris by lawyer facing suspension.

The fearless, peerless French lawyer who chronicled the Nazi Occupation

By
Maurice Garçon Maurice Garçon

Maurice Garçon was a celebrated lawyer, essayist, novelist, gifted amateur artist and historian who was ultimately elected to the illustrious Académie Française. But Garçon also kept a diary during World War II, including France's Occupation by the Nazis. This recently-published journal reveals an apolitical, solitary, contradictory man who loathed Hitler and the collaborationist Vichy regime in France, but who also disdained Charles de Gaulle and who remained fiercely independent in his views throughout the duration of the conflict. Here Mediapart's Antoine Perraud examines the revealing insights of this eccentric but perceptive character into how French society coped with one of the bleakest episodes in the country's history.