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The Constitutional Council (Conseil Constitutionnel) was established by the Constitution of the Fifth Republic on 4 October 1958.
It considers conformity with the Constitution, and, since 1971, conformity with two texts referred to by the preamble of that constitution: the Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen and the preamble of the constitution of the Fourth Republic, which are considered to be general principles of constitutional law.
The appointment of a new President of the Constitutional Council, Jean-Louis Debré, in February 2007 to replace Pierre Mazeaud was one of the last important decisions to be taken by Jacques Chirac before the end of his presidential mandate.
www.feedbus.com /wikis/wikipedia.php?title=Constitutional_Council_of_France   (1786 words)

 GlobaLex - Researching French Law Guide
Stéphane Cottin is the chief registrar of the Constitutional Council of France.
The Constitutional Council, or Conseil Constitutionnel, is in charge of the constitutional review of the statutes before they are enacted (in abstracto control) and of the control of national elections (Parliament, President of the Republic, Referendum).
The Constitutional Council consists of nine members: three members appointed by the president, three members appointed by the president of the National Assembly, and three appointed by the president of the Senate.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/France.htm   (1893 words)

  France Encyclopedia Article @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Metropolitan France possesses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal plains in the north and west to mountain ranges in the south-east (the Alps) and the south-west (the Pyrenees).
France's ultimate victory in World War I and World War II after initially being invaded and partly occupied by German forces did not prevent the loss of the colonial empire, the comparative economic status, population and status as a dominant nation state.
France is also a member of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Indian Ocean Commission (COI), an associate member of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and a leading member of the International Francophone Organisation (OIF) of fifty-one fully or partly French-speaking countries.
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/France   (4985 words)

 Supreme court - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Under the Basic Law, the constitutional document of Hong Kong, the region remains a common law jurisdiction.
Interpretation of the German Constitution, the Grundgesetz, is the task of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany.
In most nations with constitutions modeled after the Soviet Union, the legislature was given the power of being the court of last resort.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /s/su/supreme_court.html   (1407 words)

 Présentation du Conseil constitutionnel
The Constitutional Council is not situated at the summit of a hierarchy of judicial or administrative courts.
Referrals on electoral matters to the Council, which are readily available to the electorate, have increased considerably following the enactment of legislation on the organisation and supervision of the funding of electoral expenses on which, in the case of candidates for parliamentary and presidential elections, the Council adjudicates.
The decisions of the Council are binding on the public authorities and all administrative and judicial authorities.
www.conseil-constitutionnel.fr /langues/anglais/ang4.htm   (1747 words)

 EU2007.de - Constitutional Treaty
Analysis of the referenda in France and the Netherlands showed that the decisive reasons for the rejection were not the changes to applicable law in the Treaty, but domestic policy issues and general European policy concerns.
On 15/16 June 2006 the European Council commissioned the German Presidency to present a report containing an assessment of the state of discussion with regard to the Constitutional Treaty in the first half of 2007.
The Draft Convention proved to be a good and viable compromise, and was subsequently used as the basis for the agreement on the European Constitution at the final meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference in Brussels on 18 June 2004.
www.eu2007.de /en/About_the_EU/Constitutional_Treaty   (1172 words)

 Profile of France - French Institutions - Ministère des Affaires étrangères
The Constitutional Council, composed of nine members, is responsible in particular for overseeing the proper functioning of elections and for ruling on the constitutionality of organic laws and legislation submitted to it.
The "guardian of individual liberty" (article 66 of the Constitution), the French legal system is organized on the basis of a fundamental distinction between ordinary courts, with jurisdiction in disputes between private individuals or bodies, and administrative courts, with jurisdiction in all cases involving some form of dispute between citizens and public authorities.
Reflecting the determination of the President of the Republic and the government to equip France with defence resources to meet its requirements, the Defence Programme Law for the period 2003-2008 defines quantified targets for resources and personnel as part of an effort to adjust our defence system to present-day goals and issues.
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr /en/france_159/discovering-france_2005/profile-of-france_1977/french-institutions_1399.html   (829 words)

 France bans citizens from recording violence, Web sites from reproducing videos [Politech]
The law on the prevention of criminality (http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/12/ta/ta0680.asp), which was adopted on 13 February, was referred to the constitutional council by the socialist group in parliament.
The referral did not specifically concern the section dealing with 'happy slapping.' The law provides for sentences of up to five years in prison and fines of 75,000 euros for disseminating images concerning the offences listed in 222-1 to 222-14-1 and 222-23 to 222-31 of the criminal code.
Reporters Without Borders thinks it would be shocking if this kind of activity, which constitutes a safeguard against abuses of authority, were to be criminalized in a democratic country.
www.politechbot.com /2007/03/07/france-bans-citizens   (1082 words)

 JURIST - Paper Chase: France constitutional council rules youth job law legal
In response to the Council's decision, students and trade unions announced plans for another strike next Tuesday to demonstrate against the law.
The CPE has triggered a string of protests [JURIST report] across the country primarily by students and labor unionists who fear it will increase unemployment and destroy job security among younger workers, including some demonstrations that have turned violent [JURIST report].
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jurist.law.pitt.edu /paperchase/2006/03/france-constitutional-council-rules.php   (255 words)

 Embassy of France in the US - France from A to Z
Embassy of France in the US - France from A to Z
Mission of France To the UN American Embassy in Paris
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