Administration of Justice

Ministry of Justice

Organizational information and some summary data are provided. In French.

Public Service Portal

Users can use the links on this website to access texts of laws, public reports and other information in relation to civil service. In English and French.

Corruption & Fraud

Cybercrime Legislaton - Country Profile

These profiles have been prepared within the framework of the Council of Europe’s Project on Cybercrime in view of sharing information on cybercrime legislation and assessing the current state of implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime under national legislation.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

The EMCDDA country overview provides a structured synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of France.

Observatoire Francais des Drogues et des Toxicomanies

Includes Information on drug monitoring in France, statistics on drug use, reports and research studies. In French.

Law & the Courts

French Law on the Internet

This online guide focuses on web-based resources for researching French law on the Internet.  It includes the following sections: French legal websites; the basics; free resources; how to use search engines and directories to search for legal content on the web; legal research guides, legal websites directories, law lists, libraries' on line catalogs and legal citation guides for researching French law; law journals; case law; legislation and regulation; official supreme courts case law reporters: legal news and summaries of French law; and Internet law reviews and law firm publications.

Guide to Law Online, France

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

National Assembly

Obtain Assembly news and parliamentary decisions and read the French Constitution.

Senat (Senate)

The viewer can read the Senate Information Bulletin (report of deliberations for the past week) and press releases, search through the Senate newsletter, intended for local elected representatives. Full-text of Senate deliberations and various reports are available.

Supreme Court (Conseil d'Etat)

This site offers information as to the form and function of the Conseil d'Etat. Available for review are reports, a glossary, FAQs and numerous links to futher information. In French and English.

Police & Law Enforcement

French Data Protection Authority

Founded by the law of January 6, 1978, the CNIL is an independent administrative authority protecting privacy and personal data. Visitors to this site may access legislation, documents and annual reports. In French, English.

Ministry of the Interior

Provides links to several pages, including information on the National Police and on studies of internal security and crime.

National Gendarmerie Police

This site offers information as to the form and function of the Gendarmerie. With links to other related governmental institutions. In French, English and Spanish.

Research & Statistics

Association Française de Criminologie (French Association of Criminology)

Founded in 1965, the French Society of Criminology (Association Française de Criminologie, AFC) provides a forum for all persons and agencies actively engaged in research, teaching and practice in the fields of criminology, crime prevention and law enforcement. In the tradition of learned societies the AFC wishes to create an environment favourable to innovation and the advancement of knowledge by bringing together a variety of people with a variety of viewpoints: students, researchers, professionals as well as interested citizens.

Centre de Recherches Sociologiques
sur le Droit et les Institutions Penales

Information on research and publications, mostly related to deviance.