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14 December 2011

Open consultation now operational (France)

As reported in a previous post, the 5th simplification law adopted in May 2011 introduced the possibility for administrations to replace a legally obligatory consultation of a standing advisory body by an "open consultation" using the internet, prior to finalising new legislation (article 16 of the law dated 17 May 2011). The implementation text (décret) has now been adopted (dated 8 December). It specifies that the reform applies from 1 January 2012 and provides for a centralised publicity for such consultations. Not mentioned in the aforementioned previous post: by law, the minimum duration of an open consultation is 15 days. A good comment by a French expert highlights the wordy by poor content of the text which does not promote a culture of consultation but only organises it legally.

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