State Party: yes
Date signed: July 18, 1998
Date ratified: June 9, 2000

National Legislation

Code of Criminal Procedure: Loi relative à la coopération avec la Cour pénale internationale N. 2002-268 du 26 février 2002
Code Penal
Code of Criminal Procedure
Loi n° 2010-930 du 9 août 2010 portant adaptation du droit pénal à l'institution de la Cour pénale internationale
Constitution of 4 October 1958
Loi constitutionnelle n° 99-568 du 8 juillet 1999 insérant, au titre VI de la Constitution, un article 53-2 et relative à la Cour Pénale Internationale
Code de procédure pénale
Code pénal


After a long pre-ratification history of consultations and judicial decisions to determine the compatibility of the Rome Statute with the French Constitution, France ratified the ICC Statute in 2000. The Law on the Cooperation with the ICC was adopted in 2002 and added a new title to the French Criminal Procedure Code. The law designs a solid cooperation regime with the Court, giving special attention to the rights of the accused during investigations and reparations for victims. The 2002 law, however, does not contain provisions regulating the handling of competing requests. Specific legislation with regard to the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court has been adopted in 2010. France had also deposited a declaration, in accordance with Article 124 of the Rome Statute, in order to avoid the Court’s jurisdiction over war crimes for a period of seven years, which was revoked in 2008.


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