Tag Archives: France

No such thing as ‘race’, say French lawmakers

France’s National Assembly voted on Thursday 16 May to strike out the word “race” in any existing legislation that governs the country, even as members of the main opposition Union for Popular Movement labelled the move as overly idealistic. “In eliminating the legal category of race, the Assembly has helped our country move forward on […]

Black Workers ‘Banned From Paris Gare Du Nord During Israeli President Shimon Peres’s Visit’

Black and North African workers were excluded from Paris’s main railway station during a visit by Israel’s President amid fears they might be Muslim, it has been alleged. The decision was reportedly made ahead of Shimon Peres’s arrival in the city on March 8 to discuss the Middle East peace process with President Francois Hollande. The […]

Roma in France Face Multiple Evictions

Roma from Aubervilliers have faced multiple evictions, with disproportionate use of police force, after their settlement was burned down last month. The European Roma Rights Centre and Médecins du Monde sent a letter to French authorities asking them to provide assistance for the families. Around 300 Roma were living in Aubervilliers until their settlement was destroyed by […]