Friday, January 07, 2005

Judges in the News

Piotr Smolar has an article on Jean-Louis Bruguière, France's anti-terrorism judge who is considered a friend of, and by, the "Anglo-Saxons".

Check out the Le Monde article and read about all the hassle (and all the bile) a person gets when he is efficient, does good work, and gets results.

In a not wholly related story "involving French-speaking international diplomacy" (merci à Big Daddy Cool), one of the

country's best-known public magistrates … is now under intensive Justice Ministry scrutiny for his alleged behavior at the Fifth Conference of European General Prosecutors in Germany this past May. [Pierre] Hontang attended the gathering as keynote speaker for a session on "fundamental principles of ethics for prosecutors" … however, Hontang also slipped away from the conference at least twice …
(This is where the story gets interesting…)

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