Category - france

  • January 9, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has urged President Macron to call publicly for human rights improvements in China during his visit.

  • October 29, 2017

    French courts have found Teodorin Obiang, the son of the dictator of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, guilty on charges of laundering the proceeds of corruption, embezzlement and misuse of public funds.

  • October 25, 2017

    An investigation by French authorities has found convincing evidence that police used excessive force and committed other abuses against child and adult migrants in Calais.

  • October 13, 2016

    With the imminent clearance of the Calais camp and wet winter weather fast approaching, the United Nations Children’s Fund Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, says that the commitment by the UK and France to find urgent solutions for the hundreds of refugee and migrant children languishing there for months, “could not come a minute too soon.”

  • August 25, 2016

    France's failure to overturn a ban on the 'burkini' which promotes the humiliation of women, would be a missed opportunity to end an assault on women's freedoms, said Amnesty International as France's highest administrative court considers a challenge to the ban.

  • July 15, 2016

    The acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Georges  Lemopoulos, has called for prayer and acts of common caring following a murderous attack on holiday makers in the southern French city of Nice.

  • November 17, 2015

    The horror of the slaughter in Paris and elswehere can be numbing not just of the senses, but of our sensibility, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. It may not be easy, but now is a good time to remind ourselves of the wider context, corollaries and ramifications of the terror attacks in Paris - not least from a European perspective. 

  • October 7, 2015

    The Council of Christian Churches of France has issued a statement focusing on the upcoming meeting of the United Nations on climate change in Paris later this year.

  • June 28, 2015

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemning the terrorist attacks carried out se in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

  • January 16, 2015

    Izza Leghtas, who is Western Europe researcher at the NGO Human Rights Watch, has written an important dispatch on why France must now tackle intolerance against Jews and Muslims in the aftermath of the appalling Charlie Hebdo killings.