for regulatory quality in France
- General introduction to the French approach to regulatory quality, including
a summary of the most relevant reports, on the site of the Documentation Française.
- Historical development of BR in France (C.H. Montin presentation in Lisbon 2006)
- The guide de légistique published by
the Conseil d'Etat and the secrétariat
général du Gouvernement (SGG), which contains detailed technical guidance on
how to draft normative texts. This book illustrates the French approach to
quality of regulation.
- Compilation of
published normative texts concerning quality of regulation
- An example of ministerial quality-of-regulation
chart (from the ministry of ecology)
- Numéro spécial de la revue Perspective Gestions Publiques n°24 (juillet 2007) à la suite du colloque organisé avec l'aide de la DGME
- The Mandelkern report (Europe). Though this report
does not address specifically the situation in France, but is a contribution to
improving European governance, the proceedings, chaired by Mr Dieudonné
Mandelkern a senior administrative judge from the Conseil d’Etat, was a source
of inspiration for the French programme.
- The Mandelkern
report on regulatory quality in France (2002)
was at the origin of a policy which led inter alia to the introduction of
- The Lasserre report : in 2004, this
report provides, on the basis of foreign experience in the field, a new drive
to introduce impact assessment in France (see summary
on the site of the Documentation
studies on French regulatory policy
- For an overview of the topic, see Spotlight on France
reform in France (2004): Pages 14 to 18 give a description of the regulatory management system,
including the role of various actors and the procedures.
- "Charter a
clearer way forward" (2004) Chapter 2 "Regulatory governance",
pp. 85 – 106 : this report provides an evaluation, set within a macroeconomic
context, of regulatory reform including government capacity to produce high
Reviews of RQ by French
- Rapport Warsmann (2008) : this is the most
recent report on the current situation of quality of policy and regulation in
France. It contains a critical analysis of the regulatory cycle and a number of
proposals which are under scrutiny by the Government or have been implemented
in the simplification laws.
- The 2006 Conseil d’Etat report : « sécurité juridique et complexité du
droit » (legal security and complexity of the law) analysed in detail
the issue of normative inflation and proposed solutions on the basis of foreign
experience, including introducing a more stringent impact assessment system.
- A report on the French approach to legal
simplification : « effets de la loi du 2 juillet 2003 » by an subsidiary
organ of the Court of auditors (Cour des Comptes) in January 2006 identified
several insufficiencies in the management of legal simplification processes.