Category - france

  • 14 Jul 2010

    The review of “counter-terrorism” legislation announced by the coalition government seems to be more comprehensive than I'd feared. Control orders, pre-charge detention and stop-and-search will all be on the agenda. It's a welcome announcement from a government about which I've so far found very little to welcome.

  • 13 Jul 2010

    Religious liberty campaigners have condemned a vote by the French National Assembly in favour of banning face coverings in public. The proposed law is aimed at preventing Muslim women from wearing a veil, known as a niqab.

  • 25 Apr 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of the full face veil anywhere in public.

  • 8 Jan 2010

    France's main opposition party, the Socialists, have said that they will not support government plans to outlaw the wearing of certain forms of Islamic dress in public. The governing party has drafted plans to fine women for covering their faces.

  • 9 Feb 2008

    This event launches the LSE Forum on Religion, established to provide LSE and the broader community with a space for coordinated, interdisciplinary discussion on religion in contemporary society.

  • 26 Jan 2008

    United Sikhs, a UN affiliated international advocacy NGO, joined other civil rights organizations over the weekend in asking Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to discuss the Sikh turban issue in France with President Sarkozy.

  • 18 Oct 2007

    The Great Mosque in Paris and the French capital city’s Catholic university are getting together to offer non-religious university education for home-grown imams, so as to help integrate foreign-born Muslim leaders in France.

  • 3 Aug 2007

    The UK and France should use what ever leverage they have over Chad and Eritrea to encourage them to help build a consensus among the Darfur rebels and bring a just peace to the Sudan killing fields, says a leading church agency.

  • 19 May 2007

    French religious leaders are calling on newly-elected President Sarkosy to pursue a dialogue on national hramony with those who voted against him and who believe he is bad news for the marginalised.

  • 9 May 2007

    The presidential election victory this week of neo-Gaullist Nicolas Sarkozy over his remaining rival, Socialist candidate Segolene Royal, has been met with riots and disturbances in many parts of France.