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The Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg
04/03/2015 - France - Europe

France ruled in breach of rights treaty on smacking children

The Council of Europe has ruled that France is in violation of a European rights treaty because it has not completely banned the smacking of children.

Despite calls to reform its policy on child punishments, smacking is not banned in France.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

France braces for European judgement on child smacking

France is preparing for criticism from the Council of Europe human rights body on Wednesday after media reported it would be condemned for failing to clearly ban the smacking of children.

Stop au déni's website
01/03/2015 - France

France failing child sex abuse victims, survey finds

France’s social services are failing to protect children from sex abuse, an NGO charged this weekend after a survey showed that only four per cent of victims had received help from the ...
Manon Serrano during the court case last December
10/02/2015 - France

French families awarded almost two million euros 20 years after babies switched at birth

Two French families whose babies were switched at birth have been awarded nearly two million euros in compensation for the blunder.
Is France becoming more prudish about children?
22/01/2015 - On-the-spot France

Is France becoming more prudish about children?

Censorship and free speech have long been issues of debate in France. Sex is often a target, and there are strong reactions when it involves children. But has France become more sensitive recently?
France's National Institute for Statistic and Economics Studies recorded 820,000 births in 2014.
14/01/2015 - France

French population grew in 2014, a little bit

France had 66.3 million inhabitants at the beginning of 2015, an increase of 0.4 percent or 300,000 people since the start of the previous year, according to official figures released Tuesday by the ...
Champlan city hall.
05/01/2015 - FRANCE

Roma baby buried in south of Paris after racism row

The Roma baby - at the center of a racism row over the weekend - was finally  buried on Monday in South of Paris after the local town refused a burial plot to the family.

Cameroon disabled fight for education rights
11/12/2014 - International report

Cameroon disabled fight for education rights

In Cameroon living with a physical disability makes attending school particularly difficult. Very few provisions are made by the education authorities for the physically impaired.
The boy's father was in prison when he was born and was unaware of his existence
26/11/2014 - France

French father’s bid to win custody of adopted son fails

A French appeals court has refused a young father's request to have his son taken from an adoptive family and handed over to his custody.

French press review 20 November 2014

Funding the army, poverty, and behind the scenes with the French president - all in today's papers ...