Keyword: christiane taubira

Thousands join Saturday anti-racism march through Paris

The march, mirrored by smaller protests nationwide, follows recent racist outrages, including crude attacks on France's black justice minister.

Why we need to march for equality and against racism


After earlier racist jibes aimed at justice minister Christiane Taubira, an extreme-right weekly news magazine has now published a front cover containing a racial slur against her. Here Mediapart's editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel attacks the growing tide of racism in France, arguing that the main casualty is the French Republic itself. He traces the immediate roots of its resurgence and calls for a protest march on December 3rd against racism - and for equality.

New racist slur against black French minister

Ministers examine moves to block publication of weekly far-right magazine that makes 'banana' jibe against justice minister Christiane Taubira.

Front National candidate likens France's black justice minister to an ape

The far-right party has suspended the candidate after she posted a photomontage on Facebook of Guyanese-born minister as a clothed ape.

French penal reform extends probation to ease jail crowding

Justice minister Christiane Taubira also plans to remove minimum sentence guidelines for repeat offenders, as opposition decry reforms as 'soft'.

French interior minister keeps talking tough after spat with government colleague


Manuel Valls has once again attracted headlines as he continues to cultivate his strongman image at the head of France's interior ministry, which is responsible for law and order and security. Last week a leaked letter showed that Valls was even prepared to go behind the back of his colleague, justice minister Christiane Taubira, by appealing directly to President François Hollande to modify her criminal justice reforms. But, as Louise Fessard reports, the interior minister is using some misleading data in order to promote his agenda.

French minister wants land for slaves’ descendants

Justice minister backs land reform to help descendents of slaves, two days after President Hollande declared reparations for slavery impossible.