Catherine Picard (born August 14, 1952) is a French politician from the French Socialist Party. She was earlier a member of the French National Assembly.
Responsible for public education, Picard was elected on June 1, 1997 to the French Socialist Party. With centrist senator Nicolas About, Picard drafted the About-Picard law, on June 12, 2001. She also has close ties to politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Picard is president of the Union nationale des associations de défense des familles et de l'individu (UNADFI). Picard is the regional adviser of Haute-Normandie.
- Sectes, democratie et mondialisation., PUF, 2002, with Anne Fournier.
- Creation of a third investigation commission on 'sects', April 7, 2006
- Cult crackdown called extreme, The Globe and Mail, June 12, 2001
- France arms itself with legal weapon to fight sects, The Guardian, June 1, 2001
- Church attacks new French anti-cult law, The Guardian, June 23, 2000
- French assembly approves controversial anti-sect bill, June 22, 2000
- French Anti-Religious Sect Legislation, PBS, July 28, 2000
- France to crack down on sects, The Guardian, June 14, 2000
- Archived articles on Picard law, California State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences