Attacks on Justice 2000 – France

Important draft legislation that would have enhanced the independence of the judiciary, especially regarding the appointment and discipline of public prosecutors, failed to be approved by the bicameral parliament in January 2000.

The lack of political will on the part of political parties was one of the main reasons behind this failure.

Other legislative measures to guarantee equality of arms in criminal proceedings are still pending before parliament.

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