JUSTICE – France bans Morocco from raising libel and defamation suits on its territory

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Unpredictable – The highest French judicial authority has issued a new resolution preventing foreign countries from raising libel and defamation suits before national courts in France. This resolution, however, is expected to affect a number of external parties known for their criticism towards French institutions, in order to undermine the country’s policies.

“Morocco will be unable to repel such decision since the French Court of Cassation ruled that the libel cases shallnot be brought before French courts” Akhbar Alyaoum reported on Monday.

According to data, France’s decision over libel cases is a result to the many lawsuits pending before reform courts in Paris, including former boxer Zakaria Momani’s case, for French media believes that using lawsuits of this kind will limit the freedom of expression and restrict political opponents, by requiring them to carry out expensive and necessarily unbalanced measures, likely to prompt the Court of Cassation to clarify its new judicial position.

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