Blog Posts: France

Draft provisions in climate pact remain vague as December conference nears

Most of the world's largest nations are pushing to conclude a landmark climate agreement in December. But their unity has come at a price. A draft agreement released in early October left open the key metric for progress.

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No Comments | Posted by Kathryn E. White on Mon. October 19, 2015 8:45 PM
Categories: Climate Change, Environmental, France, International regulatory coordination, United Nations

Historic Settlement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Alstom S.A., a French power and transportation company, has pleaded guilty to charges that it bribed government officials across Africa and Asia. The corresponding criminal penalty of more than $772 million is the ever assessed under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Posted by Maria R. Mendoza on Tue. January 27, 2015 12:11 PM
Categories: Corruption, Criminal Law, France

Global Internet Privacy: The Right to Be Forgotten

The “right to be forgotten” has become a global buzz phrase surrounding Internet privacy. It allows individuals to have certain data erased from Internet search engines so that third parties can no longer trace them. The issue has resulted from a growing desire to “determine the development of his life in an autonomous way, without being perpetually or periodically stigmatized as a consequence of a specific action performed in the past.” This past May, the Court of Justice of the European Union found a legal basis for individuals’ Internet protection within Article 12 of the Directive 95/46/EC.

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No Comments | Posted by Erin M. Ball on Mon. December 1, 2014 10:23 AM
Categories: European Union, France

France's Veil Ban Withstands Constitutional Scrutiny

On July 18, 2013, Cassandra Belin was returning to her home in the Paris suburb of Trappes, France. Accompanied by her husband and her mother, and with her baby in tow, French police stopped her and asked her to identify herself. The twenty-year-old mother, who had converted to Islam at age fifteen, was wearing a burqa – a clear violation of France’s legislative statute prohibiting French citizens, residents, and tourists from wearing clothing that covers the face, thereby preventing facial identification.

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No Comments | Posted by Elizabeth G. Simmons on Wed. April 2, 2014 1:00 PM
Categories: France, International Human Rights

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