From early 2007 on, the defendant maritally lived with a Turkish individual who had entered and stayed in France irregularly. The couple lived Nimes (France), having eventually married at the end of November 2007.
The defendant was charged by the Prosecution with migrant smuggling, in the modality of “assisting the irregular entry, transit or stay of a foreigner in France”. The Court acquitted the defendant.
For further details see “Commentary”.
Commentary and Significant Features
• completed offence
... based on
• criminal intention
... as involves
• principal offender(s)
• Criminal police
• Public Prosecutor
• Gender Dimension
Latest Court Ruling:
Court of 1st Instance
Type of Proceeding:
The defendant was first questioned on 14 November 2007.
Defendants / Respondents in the first instance
Charges / Claims / Decisions
Code of entry and stay of foreigners and right of asylum - “Code de l'entrée et du séjour des étrangers et du droit d'asile (CESEDA)”
Articles L 622-1 and L 622-3
Assisting the irregular entry, transit or stay of a foreigner in France
Tribunal de Grande Instance de Lyon
Sources / Citations
Tribunal de Grande Instance de Lyon Jugement Nº 2394.6EME C 18 March 2008