some links around humanitarian questions

Couple to face French court over daughters’ circumcision, on en.rfi, by RFI, May 27, 2012: A couple of Guinean origin is to stand trial for female circumcision in France on Tuesday. Although they were put under control of court in 2005 when their two elder daughters were found to have undergone female genital mutilation, their two younger daughters were later found to have suffered the same fate. The couple, who came to France in the late 1980s, have been charged with complicity in violence, “having brought about the mutilation of a minor of less than 15 years old”. They face up to 15 years in jail … (full text);  

RAPPORT D’AMNESTY: Les musulmans et les migrants premières cibles de discriminations, La Tribune de Genève, le 24 mai 2012;

1981-2012: éléments d’analyse comparée et perspectives d’action, dans Ligue des droits de l’Homme LDH, par Jean-Pierre Dubois, le 20 mai 2012: La LDH présente une comparaison de la victoire à l’élection présidentielle en 1981 et en 2012. Un article de Jean-Pierre Dubois, président d’honneur de la LDH;

the french burka ban – on english rfi:

and on HBB:

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