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Article 706-70 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The notice shall be sent to the court that requested it, to the public prosecutor at that court, to the first president of the court of appeal and to the public prosecutor where the request does not originate from the court. It shall be notified to the parties by the registry of the Cour de cassation.

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Article 706-71 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

In the interests of the proper administration of justice, audiovisual means of telecommunication may be used in the course of criminal proceedings, if the magistrate in charge of the proceedings or the president of the court hearing the case considers it justified, in the cases and in accordance with the procedures provided for in this article. Where justified by the requirements of the investigation or enquiry, the hearing or questioning…

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Article 706-71-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Where the use of audiovisual means of telecommunication is possible only with the person’s agreement, the latter shall make known his agreement within five days of being informed of the date of the hearing and the fact that the use of such means is envisaged. Where recourse to such means is not possible because the person refuses, the latter must make his refusal known at the time he is informed…

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Article 706-72 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The offences mentioned in articles 323-1 to 323-4-1 and 411-9 of the Criminal Code, when committed on an automated information processing system, shall be prosecuted, investigated and judged according to the rules of this Code subject to this Title. Articles 706-80 to 706-87, 706-95 to 706-103 and 706-105 of this code are applicable to the investigation, prosecution, trial and judgment of the offences provided for in article 323-4-1 du code…

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Article 706-72-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

For the prosecution, investigation and trial of offences falling within the scope of article 706-72, the public prosecutor, the investigating division, the criminal court and the Paris assize court have concurrent jurisdiction with that resulting from the application of articles 43, 52 and 382. As regards minors, the public prosecutor, the investigating division, the juvenile judge, the juvenile court and the Paris juvenile assize court exercise concurrent jurisdiction with that…

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Article 706-72-2 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The public prosecutor at a judicial court other than that of Paris may, for offences falling within the scope of Article 706-72, request the investigating judge to relinquish jurisdiction in favour of the Paris investigating court. The parties are notified in advance and invited to make their observations by the examining magistrate; the order is made eight days, at the earliest, and one month, at the latest, from this notification….

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Article 706-72-3 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Where it appears to the examining magistrate of the Paris Judicial Court that the acts referred to him do not constitute one of the offences falling within the scope of Article 706-72 and do not fall within its jurisdiction on any other grounds, this judge shall declare that he has no jurisdiction either at the request of the Public Prosecutor or, after receiving the latter’s opinion, of his own motion…

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