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07/04/2015 - France

Suspects appear in French court for allegedly selling Roma babies in 2013

Four Romanians are to appear this week in court in Marseille on suspicions of involvement in a baby trafficking network. They face up to 10 years in prison.

Plain packaging for cigarettes in Australia
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

France imposes plain packages for cigarettes in anti-cancer drive

France is to impose plain packaging for cigarettes as part of an anti-cancer drive that also sees extra taxes on manufacturers and more steps to stop sales to minors.

Louchats town hall.
20/03/2015 - France

Bodies of five babies found in southwestern France

The bodies of five newborn babies were found on Thursday in a house near Bordeaux, southwestern France.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 1/5
16/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 1/5

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the first violent protests in Syria, signaling the beginning of a long and bloody civil war, which shows no end in sight. Nearly three million people have ...
Children playing in a French nursery.
11/03/2015 - France

French lawmakers postpone religious neutrality debate until after elections

France's parliament announced on Wednesday it would postpone a debate planned for this week over proposals to impose religious neutrality in private nurseries until after regional elections at the ...
13-year-old Abu Bakr al Faransi; who was killed fighting in Syria in January
10/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

13-year-old French boy killed fighting for IS in Syria

France's youngest-ever jihadist, fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, is reported to have died in combat at the age of 13.
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.