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US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro meet at Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013
27/02/2015 - Report. US - Cuba

US, Cuba meet to discuss reopening embassies after 54-year freeze

Delegations from Cuba and the United States were to meet in Washington DC on Friday to discuss the second round in moves to restore diplomatic relations - the opening of embassies in their respective ...
European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg.
19/02/2015 - France

Human rights court condemns France over disabled prisoner

The European Court of Human Rights condemned France on Thursday for failing to provide proper care for a prisoner who is severely disabled.

Former Argentine dictators Jorge Videla (L) and Reynaldo Bignone (R) on trial in 2012 for rights violations under their rule
18/02/2015 - France - Argentina

French appeals court blocks Argentine torture suspect’s extradition

France’s top appeals court has ruled against extraditing a former Argentine police officer wanted for alleged torture, kidnapping and murder under the country’s military dictatorship in ...
Morocco's King Mohammed VI with French President François Hollande in Casablanca
31/01/2015 - France- Morocco

France and Morocco renew legal ties after 11-month freeze

France and Morocco have renewed legal ties after nearly a year’s suspension due to a row over legal cases lodged in France against Rabat’s spy chief.

Police disperse an anti-government demonstration in Mataryya area, east of Cairo, this week
28/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Irish teenager’s family wants unconditional release from Egyptian jail

The family of an Irish teenager detained in Egypt say the Irish government is making the wrong demands for him to be freed.
Forensic police examine the scene of an attack on a mosque in Le Mans the day after the murders at Charlie Hebdo's offices
23/01/2015 - France

Islamophobic acts soar in France after Charlie Hebdo attacks, watchdog

Nearly as many attacks or insults against Muslims have taken place in France since the Charlie Hebdo attacks than in all of 2014, according to an Islamophobia watchdog.
French rights ombudsman Jacques Toubon
22/01/2015 - France

French mayor ‘acted illegally’ in dodging Roma baby burial, ombudsman

The mayor of a French town was guilty of illegal discrimination in trying to avoid burying a Roma baby in the local cemetery, France’s human rights ombudsman has ruled.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) listen as Prime Minister Manuel Valls outlines his plans to tackle jihadist violence
22/01/2015 - Explainer: France

France considers reviving Nazi purge law for terror offences

France's government has said it will consider restoring a law applied to former Nazi collaborators after World War II law to punish those who take part in crimes like this month's Charlie Hebdo ...
16/01/2015 - Report: Italy - Syria

Two Italian aid worker hostages in Syria released

Two Italian aid workers taken hostage in Syria five months ago have been released and arrived in Rome over Thursday night.

Lambert's parents, Pierre et Viviane, in court in Chalons-en-Champagne lin January last year
07/01/2015 - France - European Union

European rights court to rule on French tetraplegic ‘euthanasia’ case

The European Court of Human Rights was to rule on Wednesday on whether a French man who has been in a vegetative state for the last six years be allowed to die.
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