Monday, July 05, 2010

Reforming the Judicial System in France: Sarkozy’s "Anglo-Saxon" Legal Reforms Run Into Obstacles

Matthew Saltmarsh at the New York Times in Sarkozy’s Legal Reforms Run Into Obstacles writes inter alia from Paris:
"President Nicolas Sarkozy started his five-year term in 2007 with far-reaching plans to shake up France’s judicial system, a system built on codes laid down about 200 years ago....

But overturning a system established by Napoleon and imposing a more Anglo-Saxon, adversarial model was never going to be simple. Eighteen months after that speech, the issue appears to have slipped down the agenda...."
Read the entire article here.

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