A trial for history.
The first president of the Paris Court of Appeal has given his consent for the November 13 trial to be fully filmed and recorded, it is stated in an order consulted by Le Parisien.
A request in this direction had been formulated by the public prosecutor against terrorism.
We immediately understand the reasons why the trial will be filmed.
"These most deadly attacks on French soil since the end of World War II, officially claimed by a jihadist-inspired terrorist organization, were the climax of the wave of attacks that reached France between 2015 and 2020, can -on read.
They deeply marked the population and aroused great emotion around the world.
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Remember that the date of the trial has already been set.
The eagerly awaited hearing will begin on September 8, 2021. Due to its exceptional nature, it could last for nearly eight months.
The scale of the terrorist attack and the number of victims indeed make this trial monumental.
About 300 lawyers are expected to take the stand.
Nearly 1,800 civil parties will also participate.
7.5 million euros of works
If the attacks of November 13, 2015 marked contemporary French history, the organization and conduct of the trial in a state of law will be subject to the eyes of historians, further specifies the ordinance, which itself speaks of a trial "outside standard ". 20 defendants will be tried at the courthouse. This trial will take place in a brand new courtroom, in the historic courthouse of the capital, on the Ile de la Cité. It is quite simply the largest ever built in the country. With its 750 m2, 45 meters long and 15 meters wide, it can accommodate no less than 550 people. Remember that the accused will not be tried by a popular jury but by five professional magistrates. The work of the courtroom, which began in January 2020, was completed in June. The work cost 7,5 million euros.
The courtroom of the Paris courthouse, on the Ile de la Cité.
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"The recording of this trial will make it possible to demonstrate before history how a democracy has been led to try defendants for criminal terrorist acts", continues the ordinance.
All this while ensuring respect for the right to a fair trial, respect for adversarial proceedings, the exercise of the rights of the defense and guaranteeing the rights of victims.
The images thus collected will serve to constitute the historical archives of justice.
The first president of the Paris Court of Appeal adds that the fact of filming the trial in no way infringes the presumption of innocence, being provided for by law and that it is not more likely to disrupt the serenity of the debates.