Judgment of foreign terrorist fighters - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (13.05.19)

Q : Yesterday the minister said, on the subject of French/foreign jihadists, “We are examining the possibility of creating a specific jurisdictional mechanism.” Who is studying that? In what framework? Under what jurisdiction and in what legal system?

A: As the minister said, we remain committed to the principle of foreign jihadists being judged wherever they committed their crimes.

The particular situation in Syria is leading us to examine the possibility of creating a jurisdictional mechanism with a specific international dimension. The relevant departments are examining this option. European partners who have also envisioned this hypothesis should also take part in this examination.