Administration of Justice

Annuaire statistique de la justice
Presents statistics on penal justice, juvenile delinquents, justice administration, etc. In French (website).

Les chiffres clés de la justice - Key Figures of Justice
Annual reports including various justice statistics. In French (website).

Ministry of the Interior
www.interieur.gouv.fr/

This is the official site of the French Ministry of the Interior. It includes a link to official statistics on crime, accessible by clicking on the button on the left-hand margin. In French.

National Criminal Justice Profiles
www.heuni.fi/uploads/fq98onbf0fojy.pdf

Contains information on the criminal justice system of France.

National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE)
www.insee.fr/en/home/home_page.asp

Includes economic and social indicators, health and education statistics, as well as publications.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, France
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/ascii/WFBCJFRA.TXT

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of France. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe
GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure.


The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on France. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.


Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/country-overviews/fr

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in France. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.


Human Rights

Amnesty International - International Report
An overview of the current human rights status of France as determined by the Amnesty International Report. In Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - France
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - France
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in France, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).