Jean-Pierre Sueur : there is an urgency to reform the prosecutor's office - The Point

Jean-Pierre Sueur, president of the constitutional Law committee of the Senate and former minister of François Mitterrand, has come back on the revelations of t

Jean-Pierre Sueur : there is an urgency to reform the prosecutor's office - The Point

Jean-Pierre Sueur, president of the constitutional Law committee of the Senate and former minister of François Mitterrand, has come back on the revelations of the Point. For five years, the Parquet national financier (PNF) has conducted an internal investigation to try to discover who advised Nicolas Sarkozy on the ongoing judicial proceedings. This investigation was launched as a net the meshes very wide on the judiciary has had the effect of placing under surveillance judges and lawyers, without the suspicions are proven. Senator PS Jean-Pierre Sueur points to the need for urgent reform of the public prosecutor.

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The Point : How do you respond to the survey Point which demonstrates the existence of a parallel investigation in the case of Bismuth/Sarkozy ?

Jean-Pierre Sueur : Everything that comes out in the press these last few days demonstrates the need to review the status of the public prosecutor. The reform of the prosecutor would have the advantage of being able to ask the independence of the judiciary. Since the beginning, I think that the president of the Republic has reason to want to modernize the justice system and there are a lot of topics that we can modernise in the justice. But first of all, it is the independence of the prosecution service.

What do you recommend ?

It is essential to ensure that the appointment of the members of the parquet depends on the superior Council of the magistracy (CSM), and not the executive power. In the same way, it is necessary that the disciplinary regime of the members of the parquet depends on the judiciary. This is necessary and urgent because it is clear that as long as the management of the floor will depend on the executive power, there will be suspicions. Also, I note that the european Court of human rights has condemned regularly in France on the grounds that his floor is not quite independent...

The justice might merit a referendum !

You don't seem to believe in a rapid reform...

A necessary reform has already been passed by the national Assembly and the Senate, but today it is suspended the fate of the constitutional reform, as the president of the Republic wishes to always add issues in non-essential as the number of senators and deputies. This is the reason why constitutional reforms are not progressing. Justice might merit a referendum !

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do you see the brand of "barbouzardes" as the advance Me Dupont-Moretti ?

I have no comment to make on the statements by Mr. Dupont-Moretti. What I am saying, however, is that the recent statements of Ms. Crook on the pressures she has been able to make the object and the folder to which you make reference, all of this is the result of the fact that there is not enough independence of the prosecution service.

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Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 04:33

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