FRANCE – Jews rejoice as new law bans convicted antisemites, holocaust deniers and homophobes for standing for public office


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The LICRA (Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l’Antisémitisme ) rejoiced loudly, seeing immediately the significance of the event. On the evening of Monday 24 July 2017, the National Assembly effectively incorporated into the criminal law, in the form of an amendment, a punishment of ineligibility for public office for people convicted of “actions related to racism, antisemitism, holocaust denial, homophobia and any form of discrimination”. 

Alain Jakubowicz, president of LICRA, is full of himself: “With this vote, the National Assembly has adopted a proposal made by LICRA for a long time and which culminated thanks to many meetings I was able to have, alongside Mario Stasi and Sabrina Goldman, with the Home Secretary and a certain number of MPs.”  CONTINUE READING

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