Daily Archives: 08/12/2017

France: Aucune cour d’appel ne sera supprimée, assure la ministre de la Justice

le 8 décembre, 2017

La ministre de la Justice Nicole Belloubet / © France 3 Aquitaine

Nicole Belloubet, en déplacement à Bordeaux, a assuré que la réforme de la carte judiciaire n’entrainerait aucune suppression de cour d’appel. A Pau, Bayonne et Agen, les avocats s’étaient mobilisés pour faire part de leurs inquiétudes.

“Il n’a jamais été question de supprimer la cour d’appel de Pau”, a déclaré la ministre Nicole Belloubet après une cérémonie d’hommage à Simone Veil organisée à l’Ecole nationale de la magistrature.

“Nous sommes en train de travailler sur une simplification des procédures civiles, pénales, sur une numérisation de l’ensemble de ces procédures.
Évidemment, cela entraînera des modifications dans la manière de travailler des juridictions, mais il n’est aucunement question de supprimer ni une juridiction, ni une cour d’appel, ni quoi que ce soit”.

Avocats de Pau et Bayonne en grève illimitée

Mi-octobre, la ministre avait déjà affirmé qu'”aucun lieu de juridiction ne sera fermé”. Des propos qui n’avaient pas suffi à rassurer les avocats de Pau, en grève illimitée depuis le 29 novembre car ils redoutent la disparition de la cour d’appel de Pau ou la diminution de ses attributions. Leurs collègues de Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) se sont joints mardi à ce mouvement.

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nouvelle-aquitaine/pyrenees-atlantiques/aucune-cour-appel-ne-sera-supprimee-assure-ministre-justice-1380623.html

http://www.larepubliquedespyrenees.fr/2017/12/08/il-n-a-jamais-ete-question-de-supprimer-la-cour-d-appel-de-pau-affirme-la-ministre,2236933.php

http://www.larepubliquedespyrenees.fr/2017/12/08/les-jeunes-avocats-appellent-a-une-manifestation-le-15-decembre-a-pau,2236822.php

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https://www.ladepeche.fr/article-amp/2017/12/12/2703200-defense-cour-appel-agen-avocats-ecrivent-edouard-philippe.html?__twitter_impression=true

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nouvelle-aquitaine/haute-vienne/limoges/limoges-avocats-appeles-greve-generale-14-15-decembre-1383903.html

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http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/279220/article/2017-12-12/une-reforme-embryonnaire-de-la-carte-judiciaire-qui-inquiete-deja-le-futur

Egypt/Honduras: These 6 gender activists are shaking up the world

December 8, 2017

 

Space for the feminist movement is shrinking. Gender activists face double layers of restrictions compared to their male counter-parts because they are challenging patriarchal systems. These brave women and non-binary activists continue to fight for equality despite facing repression from not only governments and religious or militant groups, but also from within their own homes and communities.

They are targets of microaggression, rape and death threats, online harassment and intimidation. Sadly, too often, the threats are not idel and gender activists are arrested, murdered or face sexual violence. To commemorate the International Day for Women Human Rights Defenders on 29 November, we interviewed six dedicated gender activists – from the Philippines, United States, Poland, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Honduras – who are shaking up the world.

 

Azza Soliman, Egypt

Photo: Rene Clement. Some rights reserved.Women’s rights lawyer and founder of the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance, Azza Soliman, is facing some of the most severe restrictions one can face as a women human rights defender. After twenty years of supporting survivors of domestic violence in Egypt with legal assistance, she is accused of receiving foreign funding for activities against national interest. If convicted she could face life in jail. Azza’s bank account has been frozen and she is banned from leaving Egypt while waiting for the verdict from the court.

“Government media is accusing me of not being a proper Muslim woman because I’m divorced and I don’t wear a head scarf. They try to attack my personality. Now, I am scared to walk in the street because the defamation is an indirect invitation for people to attack me.”

In spite of these immense difficulties, Azza has managed to fight back. She prioritises self-care through therapy and has also taken actions against the restrictions. “I am running a case against the British bank in Egypt that froze my account and also the World Bank because it supports this bank financially in Egypt. I continue fighting with the support from local communities in Egypt and all the solidarity messages I receive from all over the world. It is good to know that I am not alone in this.”

https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta/civicus/these-6-gender-activists-are-shaking-up-world