French Polynesian groups' case against France 'unlikely' to succeed

1:46 pm on 22 October 2018

An expert in international law says French Polynesian groups who have filed a complaint against France in the International Criminal Court are unlikely to be successful.

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The French Polynesian independence leader Oscar Temaru told a UN committee that a complaint for crimes against humanity was lodged earlier this month.

France said it would defend itself in the case.

Joris Larik, a specialist in the International Criminal Court at Leiden University in The Netherlands, said the case would have many hurdles.