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March 21, 2009

Christiane Taubira French Politician


Christiane Taubira (born 2 February 1952, Cayenne, French Guiana) is a French politician. President of her party Walwari, she has served as a French deputy at the National Assembly since 1993, and was re-elected in 1997. Non-affiliated in 1993, she then voted for the investiture of the conservative Edouard Balladur cabinet in 1993. In 1994, she became a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), being the fourth on the Énergie Radicale list led by Bernard Tapie. In June 1997, she then joined the Socialist party (PS), and then-Prime Minister Lionel Jospin (PS) commissioned her for a report on gold search in Guiana.
Christiane Taubira gave her name to the 21 May 2001 law which recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity. Source

5 comments:

Eddy said...

A great woman, yeah a great one.
She also successfully opposed to a french attempt to bring a law about "positive" aspects of colonization.

Eddy said...

lool, i think i messed up. Positive aspects of colonialism, of course.

RainaHavock said...

Wow this is the first time I've seen another black woman with my name. And she's awesome!

RainaHavock said...

Like other Christianes Ive heard about.;)

Fly Girl said...

I love learning about strong black women making waves around the globe!

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