JCI is a Public Interest Group established by an agreement approved by Order of the Minister for Justice on 20 December 2011. Initially created for a five-year period ending on 31 December2016, the JCI group was renewed by an amendment made to its founding agreement, approved by joint order of the Minister for Justice and the Minister of Economy and Finance on 28 December 2016, for an additional 5 year period. This amendment essentially renewed the pre-existing provisions, but it made some modifications as well, the most significant being the creation of a support council for the group.
See the consolidated text of the founding agreement for JCI.
Governance & Composition of JCI
The Supervision of JCI is conducted by a judge assigned to the service of the group for a three-year period : currently conducted by Ms Nicole COCHET, Inspector-General for the Ministry for Justice, assigned to its service for a three-year term beginning 1st July 2016.
The General Assembly and the Board of Directors for JCI have the same composition, established by decree on 22 March 2014. Each of these bodies bring together members from all JCI’s financial contributors.
The Board of Directors
JCI is governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by a high-ranking judge appointed for three years. Serving together with the Chairperson are the six founding members as well as a group of experts serving in an advisory capacity.
The Chairman of the Board, M. Jean-Claude MARIN, honorary prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, was appointed by decree on 19 march 2018.
Members of the Board of Directors serving in an advisory capacity:
- Executive Director of JCI, Ms Nicole COCHET
- from the Council of State, Mr Yves GOUNIN, delegate for international relations in the report and studies division
- member of the general economic and financial control staff, Ms Catherine CHAMPON-KUCKLICK
- Mr David CAPITANT, professor of public law at Pantheon-Sorbonne University/Paris 1
- Mr Jean-Paul JEAN, Honorary Chamber President and President of the AHJUCAF
Guillaume MOUNIER, Head of Rights, Justice and Citizenship division at the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
JCI Operations Team
This team is the linchpin at the core of JCI’s activities. It consists on the one hand of an operational and logistical division, and on the other of an administrative and financial division; it is its responsibility to design project proposals and offers, and then to ensure their operational oversight (known as “backstopping”). The team works in symbiosis with all the experts enlisted for the projects.
JCI’s team now also has the aid of a Support Council to assist in putting together offers and implementing projects, and to help provide JCI with better visibility.