International strategy of the Court of cassation

First President Chantal Arens decided to provide the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) with a multi-annual strategic plan in order to strengthen the Court's international action and to ensure consistency in all the actions carried out. This international strategy is based on three main objectives:

  • To promote and enhance the institution of the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation), in particular its working methods and case law. This action is part of the broader objective of promoting continental law and the Francophonie;
  • To promote the fundamental values and principles of the French judicial system (independence of justice, legal security, dialogue between judges, fundamental freedoms);
  • To learn from other legal systems and exchange on common themes in order to enrich French law.

In order to pursue these purposes, the Cour de cassation has identified priority areas of cooperation to promote the establishment and development of regular exchanges to strengthen the dialogue between judges and the enrichment of legal systems.

At the bilateral level, in the context of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and the repeated attacks on the rule of law in Europe, the development of cooperation with the European supreme courts represents one of the major focuses of the Cour de cassation’s (Court of cassation) international action in order to contribute to the creation of a common European judicial area. The strengthening of the relations of the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) with the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union also contributes to this objective.

Furthermore, in line with its aims of influencing the law and enriching French law, the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) intends, on the one hand, to maintain a high level of cooperation with the countries of the Francophonie and, on the other hand, to develop its exchanges with the courts of countries that share a set of fundamental principles and values of the French judicial system.

At the multilateral level, the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) intends to continue to invest in the various networks in which it already participates, such as the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union or the Association of the High Courts of Cassation of the countries sharing the use of French (AHJUCAF), while considering its participation in new multilateral networks.

The strategic plan for the international action of the Cour de cassation (Cour of cassation) is also accompanied by the development of communication actions to make the Court better known at international level and to disseminate its case law. The quarterly publication of a selection of Court’s rulings in English, as well as the redesign of the Court’s website and the introduction of an English-language version are part of this effort.

The implementation of the strategic plan for the international action of the Cour de cassation (Cour of cassation) is the responsibility of the Court’s International Relations Division, which is directly attached to the First Presidency.

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