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ASSOCIATION for the truth about the murder of SOPHIE TOSCAN DU PLANTIER born BOUNIOL



Tribune of the ASSOPH.pdf


Newsletter N° 28- 1st December 2020.pdf

Ireland opposes extradition of Ian Bailey

Press release, 17 October, 2020

Newsletter N°27 - 31 March 2020

General Assembly 2nd December 2019

Grounds to be inserted in the criminal judgement rendered.pdf

May 31, 2019. A reasoned criminal judgment

Newsletter N°26 N°26 - 5 July 2019

Beyond all reasonable doubt!

31 May 2019, Ian Bailey is sentenced to 25 years in prison

Press release, 31 January 2019

April 18, 2019, Press Release from Parquet de Paris

Newsletter N°25 - 1st February 2019

At last a trial almost 23 years after the murder!

August 8, 2018

An internal report by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman (GSOC) contradicts Ian Bailey’s accusation of alledged Garda plots to incriminate him.

Press Release 4 May, 2018

Supreme Court rejects Bailey’s appeal.

Newsletter N°24 - 5 July, 2018

ASSOPH gets ready for trial at Assizes.

May 2, 2018, the Court of Cassation validates the dismissal of Ian Bailey to the Assises

The trial of the alleged murderer of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will take place.

Newsletter N°23 - 2 February, 2018

An important step has just been taken.

1st February 2018

Decision to reffer Ian Bailey to the Assizes.

16 November, 2017 on France TV Info

Sophie’s son has no doubt about his mother’s murderer.

Newsletter N°22 - 24 june, 2017

Judicial delay in France, confusion in Ireland.

Press Release 25 April, 2017

Sme facts worth mentioning.

Newsletter N° 21 - 20 December, 2016

A suspect becomes an accused.

Irish Examiner 15 January, 2017

VIDEO: Sophie Toscan du Plantiers son vows to continue fight for justice until 'last breath'.

Irish Times 15 January, 2017

Family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier vow to continue to fight for justice.

The Southern Star 14 January, 2017

Sophie’s son and brother to attend Goleen memorial event at weekend.

Irish Times 23 November, 2016 Lara Marlowe

Family meet 20 years on from killing.

Newsletter N° 20 - 31 August, 2016

We are finally heading towards a case in the High Court of Criminal Justice of Paris.

August 3, 2016 : indictment order for volontary homicide against Ian Bailey.

Newsletter N° 19 - 1  February, 2016

Will the twentieth anniversary of the murder be a decisive one?

Newsletter N° 18 - 12 May, 2015

Are we at the end of the proceedings in Ireland and in France?

Press Release - 31 March, 2015

Our reaction in response to the decision of the Irish High Court to dismiss the case of Ian Bailey against  Garda and the State.

Statements of 17 May 2014

Marguerite Bouniol’s lettre and statements from ASSOPH.

Press Release - 07 May, 2014

Our reaction in response to the controversy about the Garda misconduct .


12 May, 2014, 6pm to 8pm Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 75005 Paris, Salle des Conseils.

« Un assassin est en liberté »

The first interview of Sophie’s son to the daily Le Parisien, 29 January, 2011.

«There Must Be A Trial»

Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s son, in his first interview, recalls the horror of being told about her killing and says fight for justice goes on!

Newsletter N° 13 to members - 31 may, 2013

The Association awaits the result of its actions in France with the acceptance by Ireland of the arrival of the French police to interview 30 witnesses. The Association awaits the activation by Ireland of the Serious Crime Review Team and awaits the consideration of the complaint against Ireland issued by the family to the European Commission.

The Association continues its work to reach the truth by maintaining the pressure towards the French and Irish authorities. We denounce the delaying tactics of the Irish justice, and we will publishing a book to restart proceedings against the prime suspect and denounce the denial of justice from Ireland.

Symposium on the European Arrest Warrant February 22, 2013

The Institute of Human Rights of the Paris Bar and the Center for Research on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law organize a conference on "FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT: THOUGHTS AROUND THE CASE OF SOPHIE TOSCAN DU PLANTIER ", Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2 PM to 7 PM at the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2, 12 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, Salle des Conseils, Gallerie Soufflot, esc. M, 2nd floor.

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Newsletter N° 12 to Members -  12 December, 2012

The Association extends its actions:

    - In Ireland with the mobilization of Irish parliamentarians and the request for reconsideration of the case by the "Serious Crime Review Team "

  1. - In France, with the Department of European Affairs to denounce the iniquity of the decision of the Supreme Court of Ireland who did not respond to the EAW. This action will be achieved by publishing a "Black Book" reflecting the judicial dysfunction, in handling the case of the murder of Sophie.

Newsletter N° 11 to Members -  1 August, 2012

The Association prepares offensive and significant actions in Ireland and towards the European authorities to accelerate the judicial treatment of this heinous crime still unpunished.

The Association will challenge the Irish state and the Irish citizens by issuing a "Black Book" denouncing all the scandalous aspects of what amounts to a denial of justice.

Newsletter N° 10 to Members -  15 March, 2012

Newsletter in response to the decision of the Supreme Cour not to execute the EAW.

Press Release -  1 March, 2012

Our reaction in response to the decision of the Supreme Cour not to execute the EAW.

Press Release -  13 November, 2011

Our reaction in response to the posponment of the Supreme Cour hearing.

Press Release -  15 August, 2011

Our reaction in response to the agreement made by the Irish Police to assist the French police to interview witnesses and review evidence.

Press Release -  13 April, 2011

Our reaction in response to the decision of the High Court of Justice to accept the appeal to the Irish Supreme Court.

Press Release -  19 March, 2011

Our reaction in response to the decision of the High Court of Justice to accept the EAW.

The decision of the High Court issued on March 18, 2011

The Irish High Court of Justice has given a favourable response to the European Arrest Warrant issued by Judge P. Gachon against Ian Bailey in the case of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Our Association considers this decision as a major step in the process of seeking the truth about the murder of Sophie.

Our Association affirms its confidence in the justice system for the elucidation of this heinous crime, which has left the family in grief and distress for almost fifteen years.

Our Association expects that the cooperation between Irish and French Justices leads to decisive results quickly.

The decision of the High Court is expected Mar. 18, 2011

The High Court in Ireland after having heard the defense of Ian Bailey on 16 and 17 December, 2010 requests for clarification to both parties on the European jurisprudence. It will decide March 18, 2011 on the admissibility of the European arrest warrant.

A French forensic team will go to Ireland

The Irish Department of Justice said September 11, 2010 that it allows a forensic team of French experts to examine evidence of the investigation into the murder of Sophie.

Press Release - 23 july, 2010.

Our reaction in response to the new adjournment of the hearing in the High Court of the execution of the European Arrest Warrant till October 13, 2010.

Press Release - 10 June, 2010.

Our reaction in response to the postponement of the hearing in the High Court of the execution of the European Arrest Warrant.

Death of Pierre-Jean Rémy, sponsor of our ASSOCIATION

27 April 2010, our ASSOCIATION learned with great sadness the passing of one of our sponsors, Pierre-Jean Rémy at the age of 73 years.

Press Release - 26 April, 2010.

Our reaction in response to the European Arrest Warrant.

The High court accepts the French arrest warrant against Ian Bailey and puts him under arrest.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, the High Court of Justice of Ireland enforces the arrest warrant against Ian Bailey.

Another milestone was reached.

On Monday, April 12, 2010, on the advice of the Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the Irish state has asked the High Court of Ireland to consider the European arrest warrant issued by Judge Patrick Gachon to make it effective.

Some information on the European Arrest Warrant

Judiciary Information on the criminal procedure in France

European Arrest Warrant, 19 February, 2010

An exceptional procedure, 01 July, 2008

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