Case Law

French Constitutional Council on CETA

On 31 July 2017, the French Constitutional Council rendered its decision on the constitutionality of the Comprehensive economic and trade agreement between Canada, on the one hand, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part (Decision No 2017-749... read more

ECtHR renders judgment in Belcacemi and Oussar v. Belgium

On 11 July 2017, the European Court of Human Rights rendered its judgment in the case of Belcacemi and Oussar v. Belgium (application no. 37798/13). The Court held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Articles 8 (right to respect for private and family... read more

French Supreme Court on Surrogacy

On July 5, 2017, the French Supreme Court handed down several judgments concerning surrogacy (GPA). As French law prohibits GPA (articles 16-7 and 16-9 of the Civil Code), the Court was led to clarify whether a couple could obtain the transcription to the French civil... read more