Rule of law: European justice called to reject the appeal of Poland and Hungary

Pro-European demonstration in Warsaw (Poland), October 10, 2021. WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP The European Commission should soon be able to use the mechanism of conditionality of the payment of Community funds to respect for the rule of law. The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) indeed recommended, Thursday, December … Read more

“There are already practitioners who do not perform abortions until the term currently provided for by law”

Claire Wolker is an orthogenist midwife and member of the board of directors of the National Association of Abortion and Contraception Centers, which brings together professionals working in the planning and voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion) centers. As such, she defends the bill in favor of extending the abortion period from twelve to fourteen weeks, … Read more

In Switzerland, the populist right loses the battle of the “Covid-19 law”

People wearing the disguises of the television series “La Casa de papel” demonstrate, in Bern, on November 28, 2021, against the “Covid-19 law”, the modification of which was accepted by referendum in Switzerland. ANTHONY ANEX / AP Weeks of invective on the part of very upset opponents; a virulent campaign, with death threats on social … Read more

Intersex children: clarifying the law of bioethics

On August 2, the new law on bioethics was promulgated. His article 30 is devoted to “Children with variation in genital development” (VDG). “It is the first legal text in France to refer to it”, notes the professor-researcher in law Benjamin Moron-Puech, in a context where the supervision of early interventions to end their sexual indeterminacy, … Read more

The law to ask “forgiveness” from harkis outrages harkis and their children

” The war [d’Algérie] is over, launched with solemnity in the Hemicycle the deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis Alexis Corbière (La France insoumise, LFI). We must repair the bleeding history and avoid reopening the scars. “ During six hours of debate, Thursday, November 18, some parliamentarians did not forget to list ” the horrors “ of this … Read more

In Ethiopia, local UN workers arrested by law enforcement

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. The headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, November 8, 2021. TIKSA NEGERI / REUTERS The … Read more

In Poland, large-scale demonstrations in tribute to a victim of the anti-abortion law

Demonstration in memory of “Iza de Pszczyna” in Warsaw, November 6, 2021. WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP Her name was Izabela. She died at the age of 30 on the 22 September, from septic shock on its 22e week of pregnancy, at the hospital in Pszczyna, a town of 30,000 inhabitants in southwestern Poland, where she … Read more

Health pass possible until July 31, 2022, fight against fraud … what the health vigilance law contains

The deputies included in the bill a series of criteria to justify the use of the pass. JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP The National Assembly voted, Friday, November 5, for the validation of a final version of the bill on various provisions of health vigilance in accordance with the wishes of the government. The text was … Read more

Pentagon says strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians was in accordance with the law of war

Afghans are gathered next to a damaged vehicle in the aftermath of a US drone strike in Kabul on August 30, 2021. REPRESENTATIVE KOHSAR / AFP The US drone strike that killed ten Afghan civilians, including seven children, in Kabul on August 29 was a tragic mistake but did not violate the laws of war, … Read more

Supreme Court examines Texas law drastically limiting abortion

A sign on which is inscribed “In the United States one attacks the bodies of the women”, in front of the Supreme Court, in Washington, on November 1, 2021. MANDEL NGAN / AFP Signed in May by Republican Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas abortion law came into effect in early September. It is not only … Read more