36 articles to restore the confidence of the French in the judicial institution.
And for that, we must first "
strengthen the rights of our fellow citizens, especially when they are confronted with criminal justice
", promises the explanatory memorandum of the bill that Eric Dupond-Moretti, former criminal lawyer and now Keeper of the Seals, will present this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.
In addition to the filmed hearings which should bring justice into the 21st century, the text attacks two strongholds of criminal law: the investigation and the Assize Court.
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After a few months at the head of Vendôme, the ardent defender of popular justice that is Eric Dupond-Moretti could only conclude: the hearing of the assize trials oscillates between thirteen months and three years.
A congestion which has continued to grow as the duration of these most serious trials lengthens.
To gain in efficiency, the text plays the card of pragmatism.
On January 1, 2022, the departmental criminal courts, experienced
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