NPLD defends the right to name in regional languages in France

The NPLD's members unanimously agreed during the 2017 General Assembly to explicitely support the use of regional languages in France when it comes to naming children in different languages than French.

The action came after acknowleding some cases of French families who had been denied the right to register their children with names written in different diacritical marks from French. 

As a response, NPLD sent a letter to the President of the Republic of France to express its members' concern about the violation of rights of territorial languages speakers. The letter urged the French government to respect the country's commitments in the field of human rights and cultural and language diversity.

Read the complete letter here (French).

Relevant information on France Bleu (French).

 

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