BiographyIt enters to the Barreau of Tunis in 1949 and continues its career of lawyer E with Paris in 1956.
She was married, in first weddings, with Paul Halimi then, in second weddings, with Claude Faux, former secretary of Jean-Paul Sartre of which she was the friend and the lawyer.
Strongly committed in several causes, it militates for the independence of the Algérie, denounces the Torture S practiced by the French Army and defends the militants of MNA (Algerian national movement) continued by French justice. In the same spirit, it chairs a board of inquiry on the American war crimes the Vietnam.
Feminist, Halimi is signatory in 1971 Manifeste of the 343, among 343 women who state to have fallen through and claim the free access to the contraceptive means and the free Avortement.
With the Procès of Bobigny in 1972, which had a considerable repercussion, it defends minor which had been made fall through after a Viol, by making a platform against the law of 1920. This Procès contributed to the evolution towards the law Veil of 1975 on the Voluntary interruption of pregnancy.
Elected with the National Assembly of 1981 with 1984 it notes with bitterness that its projects do not advance as far as it would wish it and it denounces a bastion of the Misogynie . His amendment founding a quota for the women with the elections was however voted with the “quasi-unanimity” by the deputies, in 1982. The responsibility for the setting in failure of this amendment returns to the constitutional council which then censured it. Although named by him ambassadress of France near UNESCO, of April 1985 in September 1986, it declares herself disappointed in front of a Mitterrand which it judges Machiavélique. She joined Jean-Pierre Chevènement at the time of the European elections of 1994 (she is reproduced in second position on the list of MDC). Gisele Halimi is also one of the founders of the association Altermondialiste ATTAC. The Palestinian activist Marouane Barghouti asked him to be one of his lawyers.
She is the mother of Serge Halimi, journalist with the diplomatic Monde .
In March and April 2006, the chains RTL-TVi, TSR1 and France 2 diffused the Lawsuit of Bobigny , a telefilm of François Luciani in which Anouk Grinberg interprets the role of Gisele Halimi and Sandrine Bonnaire that of the mother who helped her minor daughter to fall through.
For the promotion of Easter 2006, Gisele Halimi is promoted with the rank of Officer of the Legion of Honor.
- Djamila Boupacha (1962) in collaboration with Simone de Beauvoir;
- the cause of the women (1973);
- Abortion, a law in lawsuit (1973);
- the milk of the orange tree (1988);
- a lost clearing (1995);
- the new cause of the women (1997);
- Fritna (1999);
- disrespectful Lawyer ED. Plon (2002)
- the lawsuit of Bobigny: To choose the cause of the women , foreword of Simone de Beauvoir, Gallimard editions, new edition 2006, with a new text of Marie-Claire C. ISBN 2070775151
- Kahina (2006)
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