Attacks on Justice 2005: France
In the considered period, several scandals concerning the illegal funding of political parties and corruption within the judiciary have been widely reported in the media, as have a number of cases of attacks on judges.
Early 2004 was marked by lawyers’ strikes protesting against both the conditions in which the justice system operates and the ‘Perben laws’, part of a controversial judicial reform programme. Increasingly, lawyers as well as judges are protesting about staff shortages in courts, inadequate premises and lengthy proceedings.
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