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Pierre-Henri Tavoillot: "The law has turned against the State by producing abuses of checks and balances"


INTERVIEW - Behind the reproach of too lax justice, there is a law that is too muddled and a State which organizes its powerlessness, analyzes the philosopher, while the President of the Republic has announced the holding of general states of justice in the start of the school year.

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LE FIGARO.- According to a recent survey, nearly 8 out of 10 French people consider the justice system to be too lax.

The government has announced the holding of States General of Justice to respond to this unease which also comes from magistrates.

What does this trend say about the relation to justice in our democracies?

Pierre-Henri TAVOILLOT.-

It is not justice that is lax, it is the law itself.

And his laxity is not only the result of his weakness or of ideology, but first of all of his extreme confusion.

These are layers and layers of regulations, resulting from contradictory policies, alternating compassion and repression, which result in a web of inconsistency.

The judgment on the Sarah Halimi affair was an exemplary revealer.

For this heinous murder, clearly

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Source: lefigaro

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