French law

Outrage over French girl's rape case sparks demand for law change

France — Link

Campaigners call for the introduction of an age of consent as 20 French firefighters face charges.

Justice minister's legal reform will hamper anti-corruption fight say French prosecutors

France — Investigation

France's justice minister Éric Dupond-Moretti is planning to bring in a raft of reforms to the country's legal system. But prosecutors and many lawyers are worried at the minister's plans to create a new hybrid status for in-house or company legal staff and to grant them the same “legal privilege” as independent lawyers. The move is designed to help defend large French companies against the long arm of the American justice system. Yet critics fear the change would stop French investigators from getting hold of key company documents and become a further obstacle to tackling corruption. Pierre Januel reports.

France brings in new rules on 'retouched' body images in adverts

France — Link

Any commercial image that has been digitally altered to make a model look thinner will have a cigarette-packet style warning on it.

French Senate to vote on 'genocide' bill in January

International — Link

The French Senate is to vote by the end of the month on a bill making it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians was genocide.