France's Covid-19 lockdown rules challenged in court

Judges in France’s highest appeal court are to rule on the legality of the government’s lockdown rules as lawyers nationwide challenge them on behalf of clients.

The first Cour de Cassation hearing is on May 12, the day after the second lockdown phase is due to end.

It is a case from Paris, where a man faces jail for a fourth offence of breaking the lockdown. A similar case from Poitiers has been joined to it.

The Paris case was due to be heard on April 10 ...

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