France - competent authority (Art. 42)
France declares that the requests under Article 8 and Article 33 referred to in Article 42 should be addressed by the competent authority of the Contracting State to the public prosecutor at the "Tribunal de Grande Instance" (Regional Court) or, in the overseas communities and New Caledonia, to the court that has jurisdiction:
- in the place where the protective measure should be taken, in the case of requests under Article 8;
- where the establishment or other place where protection can be provided is located, in the case of requests under Article 33.