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Roma trapped in misery as France demolishes camps
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENNEVILLIERS France (AP) - The camps weren't much to begin with: They had no electricity or running water. Grocery carts served as makeshift grills. Rats ran rampant and fleas gnawed on young and old alike. But they were home and they were better... Read More

Levasseur's "Louisiana Pocket Civil Code" Praised for Accessibility in RIDC Review!
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by Thomas J.R. Stadnik, Esq.

LexisNexis' "Louisiana Pocket Civil Code" has recently received high praise for its overall utility and accessiblity in a review published in the prestigious Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé. The reviewer, Nabil Mouaffak, sees... Read More

Civil Law & Mixed Jurisdictions Toolbox
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

For students of the law of all ages and lawyers faced with transactions involving foreign law in Civil Law or Mixed Jurisdictions perhaps for the first time, we at LexisNexis can provide you with fundamental tools and sources to enable you to grasp the... Read More

Panama's ex-dictator Noriega extradited to France
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega faced money laundering charges in a French courtroom Tuesday after being extradited from the United States, opening up a whole new legal battle for the strongman who spent two decades behind bars... Read More

France opposes Iranian's extradition to US
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) France on Wednesday voiced its opposition to a U.S. extradition request for an Iranian accused of evading export controls to purchase technology over the Internet to sell to Iran's military. The United States is seeking the extradition... Read More

Germany, France demand binding aviation ash rules
Posted on 4 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Germany and France demanded binding rules Tuesday to determine when air space should be closed because of volcanic ash and when planes can be allowed to fly as European Union transport ministers held another emergency meeting on aviation... Read More

French unions strike to keep right to retire at 60
Posted on 28 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools and frustrated commuters Thursday as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60 one of the lowest even in Europe. President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring... Read More

France's Total faces corruption investigation
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) A judge brought preliminary charges against Total SA over allegations the French oil giant bribed foreign officials as part of its role in the scandal-ridden U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq. An investigating judge filed the preliminary... Read More

French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
Posted on 11 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) French lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday asserting that face-covering Muslim veils are contrary to the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity on which France is founded. The non-binding resolution, passed... Read More

Suspicion of polygamy stokes France's veil debate
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) She was fined for driving a car with a veil covering all but her eyes. Now, her husband is suspected of polygamy. The situation appears to be a boon to President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is trying to rush through controversial legislation... Read More

French court refuses extradition of Iranian to US
Posted on 6 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) A French court rejected a high-profile extradition request from the United States on Wednesday, refusing to hand over an Iranian engineer accused of evading U.S. export controls to buy technology for military firms involved in Iran's... Read More

Britain, France, Germany urge EU emissions cuts
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Britain, France and Germany are urging European Union nations to agree to a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2020 in an effort to combat climate change. Britain's climate secretary, along with the environment ministers of France... Read More

France to raise retirement age from 60 to 62
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) France will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 in 2018 in an effort to get the country's spiraling public finances under control, the labor minister said Wednesday. Eric Woerth called the measure already strongly opposed by... Read More

Spain: Basque separatist leader arrested in France
Posted on 21 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

MADRID - (AP) French police arrested the leader of Basque separatist group ETA Thursday and his second in command, Spanish officials said, calling it an important blow but not a death knell for the violent organization. It was the sixth arrest of an... Read More

French parliament debates ban on burqa-style veils
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) France's hotly debated bill to ban burqa-style Islamic veils in public is going before parliament, with President Nicolas Sarkozy's government casting the measure as a way to promote equality between the sexes and protect oppressed... Read More