Agnès Callamard says justice is being denied over killings of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Mali in 2013.
A boy and girl, both aged 15, are being held in custody after admitting to the murder of a 14-year-old girl from the same school whose badly beaten body was found thrown into the River Seine in a Paris suburb after she had drowned.
A 13-year-old schoolgirl whose Muslim father led a hate campaign against secondary school teacher Samuel Paty for showing a class on free speech cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and who was attacked and decapitated in the street, has admitted lying to her father about the details of the class in which she was in fact not present.
A Sudanese man has been arrested after the manager of a centre which houses asylum seekers in the town of Pau, south-west France, was stabbed to death on Friday morning.
The 45-year-old suspect in the killings of the two women on Thursday in and around Valence is being linked to the murder of another HR manager who was shot dead more than 500km away.
The sister of a mother of two children who was shot dead with her parents by a partner previously reported to the authorities for domestic violence has brought a court case against the French state for failing to prevent the killings in what her lawyer said was a 'textbook case' of 'neglect at every level'.
Imran Aliev, 44, who used the pseudonym Mansur Staryi and was a vocal opponent of Chechnya's strongman president Ramzan Kadyrov, was found dead with knife wounds to his throat in a hotel close to the central railway station in Lille, north-east France.
Ian Bailey, 62, an expatriate British former journalist living in Ireland who was found guilty in absentia by a Paris court for the murder in 1996 in County Cork of French TV producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a crime he denies, has been ordered to be extradited to France by Dublin's High Court.
Willy Bardon, 45, who was on Friday found guilty of taking part in the abduction and rape of a young woman found murdered in northern France in 2002, was reported to be 'emerging from a coma' this weekend after he swallowed a highly toxic pesticide when the court's verdict was announced.
A Paris court will next week try in absentia Ian Bailey, 62, a British expatriate living in west Cork, Ireland, who is accused of the 1996 murder there of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier which Bailey denies committing but says he will 'almost certainly' be convicted of.
A 102-year-old woman is the chief suspect in the killing of a 92-year-old woman found to have been beaten and strangled in her bed in the care home for the elderly where both of them lived, in a village about 70 kilomertres east of Paris.
Two killings in Paris, one year apart, have inflamed the bitter French debate over antisemitism, race and religion.
In a dramatic turnaround at his trial in Aix-en-Provence in southern France, Wojciech Janowski, Poland's former honorary consul to Monaco and son-in-law of billionaire heiress Hélène Pastor, 77, has confessed to organising her murder by hitmen in 2014 but denies ordering the killing of her chauffeur.
A once-closed investigation into the unsolved suspectedt murder of a four-year-old girl, whose unidentified body which bore marks of brutal injuries was found in a ditch beside a motorway in central France in 1987, appeared close to finally being solved after DNA identification taken from her brother arrested in 2016 for an unrelated violent crime led police to her parents, who were arrested this week.