Keyword: European Court of Human Rights
Human rights court upholds hate crime conviction in France after show with Holocaust denier and an actor dressed as concentration camp inmate.
The move to discontinue life-support care of Vincent Lambert, 39, left tetraplegic by a road accident, caused bitter divisions among his family.
France’s highest court the Cour de Cassation has upheld the ruling that censored Mediapart's coverage of the Bettencourt affair. The decision confirms that more than 70 articles detailing the secret recordings made by the Bettencourt family's butler must remain suppressed, even though the revelation of the content of these very recordings has led to a string of scandals and high-profile judicial investigations. Editor François Bonnet says that faced with this anti-freedom stance by the top French courts, who have given the right to privacy complete precedence over the public's right to know, Mediapart has no choice but to appeal to Europe.
A 24-year-old French woman had claimed the 2010 ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression.
Arguing that the niqab is part of her "religious faith, culture and personal convictions" she calls for France's full-face veil ban to be overturned.
The European Court of Human Rights rejects a French lesbian couple's claim for discrimination over a law barring them from 'simple adoption' rights.