• 12 May 2023

    OSCE – Deep concern regarding the human rights situation in Belarus (11 May 2023)

    France was deeply concerned to learn the conclusions of Professor Hervé Ascensio’s report.
    It highlights the growing number of restrictions on fundamental freedoms and the ways that crackdowns have grown over the past two years as the Belarusian government has sought to maintain its control over all of Belarusian society and silence any opposition to the Russian war of aggression (...)

  • 11 May 2023

    OSCE – Publication of the Moscow Mechanism report on the forcible transfer and/or deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia (...)

    France hails the publication of the Report on Violations and Abuses of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, related to the Forcible Transfer and/or Deportation of Ukrainian Children to the Russian Federation.
    Independent experts Professor Veronika Bílková, Dr. Cecilie Hellestveit and Dr. Elīna Šteinert prepared this report in line with (...)

  • 25 April 2023

    Visit by Mme Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia (26-28 April (...)

    Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will pay a visit to Azerbaijan and Armenia from 26 to 28 April. She will signal France’s commitment to supporting the negotiations between the two countries for a fair, lasting peace which respects territorial integrity and the principles of international law. She will also call for the rights of the Armenian population (...)

  • 25 April 2023

    2nd Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM II) on Torture and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law (...)

    On 24 and 25 April 2023 in Vienna, the OSCE Chairpersonship-in-Office and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) organized a second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on Torture and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL). Ambassador Christine Fages, Permanent Representative of France to (...)

  • 24 April 2023

    Azerbaijan – Lachin corridor (23 April 2023)

    France regrets Azerbaijan’s establishment of a checkpoint at the entrance to the new Lachin Corridor road, which breaches the commitments made under the ceasefire agreements and jeopardizes the negotiation process.
    France calls on Azerbaijan to comply with its international obligations, particularly to implement the provisional measures indicated by the International Court of Justice in (...)