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Situation of the fight against corruption in France

May 2012

Paris International Litigation Bulletin no. 3

According to the corruption perceptions index created by the NGO Transparency International for 2011, France is ranked 25th, far behind New Zealand, Denmark or Finland, which are seen as the most righteous countries. Yet, recent developments are likely to have an effect on this ranking in the future. With the Law no. 2011-525 of 17 May 2011, the legislator has clarified the conditions of the offence of corruption, while the Constitutional Court, with a decision dated 10 November 2011, has made possible searches by judges in classified locations for national defence secrecy.

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