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3.04.2011

Paris Defamation Case and More

A French court has ruled in favor of Professor Joseph Weiler of NYU Law School, in the troubling defamation case brought against him, for his role in allowing the publication of a book review that actually contained some criticisms. http://www.sciencepresse.qc.ca/blogue/2011/03/04/juriste-joseph-weiler-confirme-defense-liberte-parole-scientifique-intellectuelle

There is a very interesting French comparative constitutional law research institute: http://www.gdc.cnrs.fr/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=46 For example, it has a blog that is useful. http://www.gdc.cnrs.fr/blog/ If you don't speak French, google translate is not bad. The institute is run by the distinguished comparative scholar Professor Xavier Philippe at Aix III. He is also a leading expert on African constitutional law. This expertise is invaluable as I believe that english language comparative constitutional law falls short in the area of Francophone African nations.

The Parliament here is considering very important legislation regarding a variety of bio-ethics issues. It will be interesting to see what occurs. http://blog.dalloz.fr/2011/02/httpblog-dalloz-frp3639/

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