After the negative decision of the Supreme Court of Ireland, the association remains mobilized. It continues and directs its actions so that French justice brings the main suspect Ian Bailey to the Assizes.
The Human Rights Training Institute of the Paris Bar** and the Center for Research on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law are organizing a symposium on"FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT: CONSIDERATIONS ON THE SOPHIE TOSCAN DU PLANTIER CASE”, on Friday February 22, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University Panthéon-Assas in Paris.
In the NEWSLETTER N° 13 of May 31, 2013,ASSOPH expresses its expectations of the results of its actions:
- acceptance of the arrival in Ireland of French police officers to question 30 witnesse
- activation of the Serious Crime Review Team in Ireland
- in Europe, examination by the European Commission of the complaint against Ireland filed by the family.
ASSOPH continues its actions in search of the truth on Sophie's case by : - maintaining pressure on the French and Irish authorities, - denouncing the delaying measures of the Irish justice system, - working for the publication of a book to relaunch proceedings against the main suspect and to denounce Ireland's denial of justice.
November 12 Newsletter to members n°14
January 25: Publication of the Black Book, Assoph Newsletter n°15
The first interview of Sophie's son in the daily Le Parisien on January 29, 2014: "A murderer is at large"
The co-authors of the Black Book entitled "Justice Denied, Sophie Toscan du Plantier 23 December 1996", have signed a publishing contract with the publisher Max Milo (for the French edition). The book hits bookstores on January 30, 2014.
Promotion evening event for the book “Justice Denied, Sophie Toscan du Plantier 23 December 1996” on February 27, 2014, Mairie du XIe Arrondissement, Paris.
Our reaction in response to the controversy about the Garda misconduct .
May 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Salle des Conseils 75005 Paris.
July 27: Judicial Information in France, Ireland and Europe, Assoph newsletter n°16
Franceinfo document: Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s case, a son in search for truth.
Twenty years of absence: Irish Times 23 November, 2016 Lara Marlowe
Sophie Toscan du Plantier's son promises to keep fighting for justice until his "last breath":
June 2017: Slow pace on the French side, confusion in Ireland: Bulletin N° 22 of June 24, 2017
Sophie's son has no doubts about his mother's killer: November 16, 2017 on France TV Info
With the order for Ian Bailey's referral to the Assizes, the issuance of a second European Arrest Warrant against him, and the confirmation of the referral by the Paris Court of Appeal, important steps have just been taken : Newsletter N°°23 - 2 February, 2018
The trial of the alleged murderer of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will be held:
ASSOPH is preparing for the trial at the Assizes: Newsletters to Member n°24 on July 5, 2018
August 8, 2018: The Times announces an internal Garda report which contradicts Ian Bailey's accusations of alleged police plots to incriminate him.
The trial in Assizes will be held from May 27 to 31, 2019. The civil parties, their lawyers Marie Dosé, Laurent Pettiti, and Alain Spilliaert and the Association for the truth about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, are pleased that the criminal hearing is held in France. In France, for the requirements of a fair trial are met: press release of January 31, 2019
Finally a trial 23 years after the facts: Newsletters to members N°25 of February 1, 2019
April 18, 2019: Press Release from the Paris Public Prosecutor's Office
May 31, 2019: the Paris Court of Assizes sentences Ian Bailey to 25 years in prison for the murder of Sophie Bouniol, Toscan du Plantier's wife, in Ireland on December 23, 1996. It immediately issues an European Arrest Warrant to his counter so that he is extradited to France.
The reasons for the judgment are given in the 10-page document le document de 10 pages Paris Court of Assize judgment
IAN BAILEY MOVES FROM STATUS OF ACCUSED TO THAT OF CONVICTED: Newsletters to Members N°26 of July 5, 2019
December 23, 2019: Article by Barry Roche in the Irish Times: A 23-year investigation: What next for the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case? (A 23-year investigation: What next for the Sophie Toscan du Plantier affair?)