French court lifts mayor’s ban on Muslim hijab at beachA French court on Saturday suspended municipal by-laws banning religious symbols from a public beach in the Paris suburb of Wissous, under which two mothers wearing Muslim headscar...
Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wal...
Tunisia passes landmark election law for November voteTunisian lawmakers adopted a sweeping electoral law Thursday that paves the way for November's general elections. The law requires party lists for the vote to be half women an...
Firms will not be fined for closing factories, French court rulesA top French court on Thursday rejected a law that would have fined companies for closing their factories unless they had exhausted all other options, deeming it unconstitutional.
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Turkey passes law tightening govt grip on judiciary and InternetPresident Abdullah Gül has approved a controversial bill reshaping the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), acknowledging that he had warned the justice minister that th...
Turkey tightens judicial laws amid violent brawlTurkey's parliament passed a bill on Saturday tightening government control over the judiciary, amid a violent brawl that left one lawmaker hospitalised.
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Equality in the land of 'liberté, égalité, fraternité'This week we're focusing on France and speaking to the minister who's fighting to ensure equality in the land of "liberté, égalité, fraternité". Also on the sho...
Cannabis advocates eye end to prohibition as Colorado trade boomsAlmost a century after Denver became the first US city to jail someone for selling marijuana, the same city is today making millions selling the drug through licensed stores, in a...
French lawmakers vote to relax abortion legislationFrench lawmakers voted late on Tuesday to amend the country’s abortion law to make it easier for a woman to terminate a pregnancy if she chooses to, despite opposition from the cou...
French lawmakers debate relaxing abortion lawFrench lawmakers are due Tuesday night to debate an amendment to the country’s abortion laws that would strengthen the right for women to terminate pregnancies.
Ukraine passes legislation against acts of protestPro-government lawmakers on Thursday pushed legislation through Ukraine's parliament on Thursday that criminalised acts of protest, an apparent bid to undermine months of demo...
France sees 7,000 gay marriages last yearAbout 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year after gay marriage was legalised in May, the national statistics agency said Tuesday.