The French Law for a Digital Republic of October 7, 2016 (Law No. 2016-1321) provides for open data of court decisions, i.e. the free availability to the public of all decisions of justice.
However, since this law, the situation has progressed little and no publication schedule has emerged.
The file is indeed complex, with many issues relating in particular to:
- the tools and technical investments to be made
- protection of the privacy and personal data of litigants
- protection of the names of magistrates
On pressure from the Council of State, the schedule for making them available to the public was unveiled on April 28, 2021 by decree. The dates are as follows:
|September 30, 2021||Council of State and Court of Cassation|
|March 31, 2022||Administrative appeal courts|
|April 30, 2022||Courts of appeal (civil, commercial and social litigation)|
|June 30, 2022||Administrative courts|
|June 30, 2023||Labor courts|
|December 31, 2024||Commercial courts and first-degree jurisdictions in infringement and tort matters|
|September 30, 2025||Courts of law|
|December 31, 2025||Courts of Appeal (in matters of contravention, tort and decisions in criminal matters)|
Almost 10 years will have passed until it was made available to the public …