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France: End-of-Life Law Submitted to Constitutional Council

On March 3, 2017, the French Council of State has ruled on a priority preliminary ruling on the issue of constitutionality, presented by an association, regarding the End-of-Life law enacted on February 2, 2016, and more specifically on the collegiate procedure for...

Health Law, a key moment after Parliament members’ vote

The Health Bill was voted on by the members of parliament on December 1st, during a second reading, with 296 votes for the law, 243 against, and 16 abstentions, which is to say that with a majority weaker than in the first reading. It must be examined again by the...

Health bill: failure of the joint Commission

On Tuesday October 27, 2015, the joint Commission counting seven deputies and seven senators were unable to agree on a common version of the Health bill. This bill which was object of an accelerated procedure had been voted by the National Assembly on April 14, but...

Extending Medically Assisted Procreation: a new attack?

In an interview with TV Channel France 2 on Wednesday October 21, Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, declared that she is favorable to open the discussions in France about artificial reproduction for women living as couples. She was interrogated about her...