GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION JUDICIAIRE D’INTERET PUBLIC (Judicial Public Interest Agreement).
The present guidelines are intended to apply to the implementation of CJIPs in cases dealing with offenses of corruption and influence peddling committed in a national or international context. The French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (procureur de la République financier - PRF) and the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption - AFA) wished to draw up and distribute common guidelines.
By specifying and setting out procedures for implementing CJIPs, they aim to encourage legal persons to adopt a cooperative approach towards the judicial authorities, as well as with the AFA. For economic operators and foreign judicial authorities, the guidelines are intended to constitute an element of predictability and a factor of legal certainty.
The commitment of the PRF and the AFA to implement the guidelines is only based on their respective powers.
Traduction non officielle en anglais réalisée avec l’aimable participation du Serious Fraud Office (SFO) du Royaume-Uni et de M. Michel A. Perez, Senior Fellow at NYU Law School, PCCE.
Unofficial English translation done with the kind participation of the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Mr Michel A. Perez, Senior Fellow at NYU Law School, CHP.