France - Criminal Code: Article 225 Criminalize Boycott Against Jews and Israel

Version in French on 08 March 2021

Article 225-2
Modified by LAW n ° 2017-86 of January 27, 2017 - art. 177
The discrimination defined in articles 225-1 to 225-1-2, committed against a natural or legal person, is punishable by three years' imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros when it consists of:

1 To refuse the supply of goods or services;

2 To hinder the normal exercise of any economic activity;

3 To refuse to hire, sanction or dismiss a person;

4 To make the supply of goods or services subject to a condition based on one of the elements referred to in article 225-1 or provided for in articles 225-1-1 or 225-1-2 ;

5 To make an offer of employment, a request for an internship or a period of in-company training subject to a condition based on one of the elements referred to in article 225-1 or provided for in articles 225-1-1 or 225 -1-2;

6 To refuse to accept a person for one of the internships referred to in 2 ° of article L. 412-8 of the social security code.

When the discriminatory refusal provided for in 1 ° is committed in a place open to the public or for the purpose of preventing access, the penalties are increased to five years' imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros.