Monday 8 April 2019

Alaa al-Aswany, author of the « Yacoubian Building », calls upon the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and the protection of freedom of expression to end persecution against him

François Zimeray, Matthias Fekl and Jessica Finelle submitted an allegation letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of expression to decry Alaa al-Aswany’s fate in Egypt.

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Monday 7 January 2019 : Carlos Ghosn case : where is the right to a fair trial ?

“The purpose of a judicial investigation is the manifestation of truth, not the destruction of a man. Abuse of pre-trial detention is never admissible. This applies to all the justice systems and prisoners in the world”.

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Friday 7 December 2018

Pakistan : threatened with death and forced into asylum, Asia Bibi’s lawyer is represented by François Zimeray

“François Zimeray, partner at Zimeray & Finelle, represents Mr Saif ul Malook, Asia Bibi’s lawyer, a Pakistani christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy and acquitted in October after spending nine years in jail …”.

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Thursday 15 November 2018 : “François Zimeray advises Venezuelan National Assembly Members”

“Doughty Street Associate François Zimeray has been instructed by the Internal Political Commission of the Venezuelan National Assembly to advise its members on the possible international remedies for the human rights violations taking place in their country. To this aim, François Zimeray will work in collaboration with the Commission’s Venezuelan lawyers and NGOs”.

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Thursday 15 November 2018

Le Monde and : “Ecologie : les projets de Bolsonaro, un risque pour les entreprises”, by François Zimeray and Jessica Finelle

If applied, Jair Bolsonaro’s program might expose companies CEO’s engaged in its implementation to a risk of prosecution before the International Criminal Court.

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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Congo-B : UN experts rule General Mokoko’s detention illegal, following Jessica Finelle’s submission

Following an application filed before the UN Working Group on arbitrary detention, the detention of General Mokoko, jailed for 2 and a half years, has been assessed to be arbitrary and therefore illegal. The UN experts have also called the Congolese authorities to release him immediately and provide him with compensation for the illegal imprisonment.

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Thursday 18 October 2018

“François Zimeray, ancien Ambassadeur de France, reprend la robe d’avocat et crée un cabinet associant économie, diplomatie et droits de l’Homme : Zimeray & Finelle”

“Un positionnement nouveau : les « droits de l’Homme, affaires et diplomatie »
Ancien associé du cabinet Jeantet & Associés, François Zimeray connaît autant le monde de l’entreprise que
celui des droits de l’Homme…”

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Sunday 14 October 2018 : “Three outstanding human rights defenders join Doughty Street Chambers”

François Zimeray joins the renowned Doughty Street Chambers as associate tenant, alongside Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2014 – 2018), and Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer and Peace Nobel Prize (2003).

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