The High Court of Justice is competent to judge the President of the Republic and Ministers upon accusation by the National Assembly of high treason or of crimes or offenses committed while exercising their functions as well as their complicity in case of a conspiracy contrary to national security. Accusation shall be publicly debated and requires the votes of 2/3 of the deputies composing the National Assembly. The High Court of Justice is vigorously bound by the presentation of crimes and offenses and the determination of the penalties resulting from the penal laws as provided by the prosecution.
The High Court of Justice shall be composed of members designated by the National Assembly at each general renewing [of the National Assembly]. The Court shall elect is president from its members. Law shall establish the number of its members, the rules of its function as well as the procedure of the court.