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France: Mobilisation contre le projet de loi Programmation de la justice : refusons l’inacceptable !

le 19 novembre, 2018

En moins de trois jours, la commission des Lois de l’Assemblée nationale vient de voter un millier d’amendements du projet de loi de Programmation de la justice, présentés quarante-huit heures avant leur adoption, empêchant ainsi les députés de procéder à un examen sérieux du projet de loi et confisquant le débat démocratique.

Au final, le texte qui doit être examiné en séance publique par l’Assemblée nationale à partir du lundi 19 novembre, aggrave encore les mesures du projet gouvernemental initial, poussant la logique de rationalisation des coûts et l’atteinte aux droits fondamentaux à son comble.

Ainsi l’expérimentation de la spécialisation de cours d’appel qui devait se limiter à deux régions administratives, concernera finalement cinq régions et donc potentiellement une dizaine de cours d’appel, sans la limiter aux affaires à « haute technicité et faible volumétrie ».

Les tribunaux d’instance et de grande instance disparaissent au profit d’un « tribunal judiciaire  », laissant préfigurer la création de tribunaux départementaux, et une nouvelle carte judiciaire sans se préoccuper de la nécessaire proximité territoriale entre les justiciables et les lieux de justice.

L’encadrement des plateformes privées de résolution amiable des litiges est abandonné, la certification des opérateurs privés et payants devenant facultative.

La profession a décidé d’interpeller la Garde des Sceaux et d’organiser une nouvelle journée justice morte le 22 novembre 2018.

Car nous sommes à un tournant crucial pour l’avenir de notre justice, le SAF appelle à y participer massivement partout en France, mais également réclame la convocation d’assemblées générales dans tous les barreaux pour décider de modalités de mobilisations radicales, afin que le gouvernement comprenne que nous n’accepterons jamais un projet qui institue une justice illisible, livrée à des intérêts privés, éloignée du justiciable et qui consacre un nouveau recul des droits de la défense et des droits fondamentaux.

http://lesaf.org/mobilisation-contre-le-projet-de-loi-programmation-justice-refusons-linacceptable/?fbclid=IwAR28ecV-TS4-lHbPKjQjwu6GTrPuXFFenWNu8VXgxAnyowSxdCyAe-xeA48

https://www.cnb.avocat.fr/fr/actualites/projet-de-loi-justice-lettre-ouverte-la-garde-des-sceaux?fbclid=IwAR2dUXIZTZ0TTwowjKcNpkyMaWUlDNF5GQB1bgA16hDtbWLv4on9cSU9TRE

https://infolettres.cnb.avocat.fr/a/s/2098482-e03fcc45a2ab5f70367d455df0fe8ec8/232912?fbclid=IwAR04haA3WyAj9gId-7gByAyARpikQred8PCavPIM3hjufRxo-MeQpZki1t8

https://tribuca.net/lois-et-chiffres_40655500-la-lettre-ouverte-des-avocats-a-nicole-belloubet-ministre-de-la-justice

http://www.syndicat-magistrature.org/Reforme-de-la-justice-le-SM-soutient-la-journee-Justice-morte-du-22-novembre.html?fbclid=IwAR2-6P6I1JEEXHv4Y-RqVz9Iw_ynGjAxPm31ZyRrvyK1yBCrx03r36UkJqM

https://www.lemonde.fr/police-justice/article/2018/11/19/nicole-belloubet-fait-profil-bas-pour-une-grande-reforme-de-la-justice_5385367_1653578.html?fbclid=IwAR01dJYkjmq_5QEDA8dCncT5cBBqZ5e6lT4KCNv9Jh3IXFecY5_vp3uXKRY

https://www.20minutes.fr/justice/2375111-20181119-deputes-penchent-loi-modernisation-justice-assemblee-nationale?fbclid=IwAR3M8nTGXxcpUu-ow8Oq1BwRsUd2viK5-q388snrZURtsb6CICm6H4iK5xM

http://www.rfi.fr/france/20181119-le-projet-reforme-penale-fait-grincer-dents-le-monde-justice?fbclid=IwAR3TO4Y3div6kOvOyS1dpJEUwTMwE40VxTRffgvqYuIVnSN6pHyVcxQZweM

https://www.la-croix.com/France/Justice/Projet-loi-justice-lAssemblee-retour-case-depart-2018-11-19-1200983984?fbclid=IwAR094vcWPYTk9Ats1Zjm6QFnQfo_W7eeKfBQ54WSmzd7XSpWXbmOp5Om_dM

https://www.nouvelobs.com/topnews/20181119.AFP8913/modernisation-de-la-justice-coup-d-envoi-des-debats-a-l-assemblee.html?fbclid=IwAR2T7u_KhWuaVwJt95Xpe7v7racCJlhrdEEP1YU_RyUV2Ig6TBf4mJ-fvfM

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/11/19/2909211-tres-contestee-reforme-justice-entre-mains-deputes-aujourd-hui.html?fbclid=IwAR1-0s_gvVbQfZX1MeEJOH05iAQj8YIqUFjHqH0oHyApoeVC8_4rMqjkMuM

https://www.challenges.fr/politique/justice-une-reforme-ambitieuse-mais-controversee-devant-l-assemblee-lundi_626747?fbclid=IwAR0fHGktuWggoJOh6YbSgT25AYf_6lvx1nsazn-fEwxysVoC1Bb54f_Y8oM

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/economie/emploi/metiers/droit-et-justice/magistrats-avocats-et-greffiers-redoutent-la-creation-voulue-par-nicole-belloubet-d-un-nouveau-tribunal-criminel_3042139.html

http://www.presse.justice.gouv.fr/archives-discours-10093/discours-de-2017-12856/projet-de-loi-de-programmation-et-de-reforme-de-la-justice-31973.html

https://www.publicsenat.fr/article/politique/justice-belloubet-defend-une-reforme-globale-et-concrete-pas-le-grand-soir-135630

http://www.lunion.fr/123627/article/2018-11-19/les-robes-noires-toujours-mobilisees-reims

https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/le-reportage-de-la-redaction/le-projet-de-reforme-de-la-justice-un-texte-qui-inquiete-les-avocats-et-les-magistrats?fbclid=IwAR2VLGBV71bLItVFok_Ym9wWn_gnllnnqOJWNSubNb8UjRhPMkrG7oevfVg

https://www.rci.fm/infos/justice/les-avocats-de-martinique-en-greve-jusqua-jeudi

https://www.sudouest.fr/2018/11/19/crispations-a-l-assemblee-autour-de-la-reforme-de-la-justice-5580107-4697.php

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https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/france/201118/les-dangers-du-projet-de-loi-sur-la-justice

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http://www.lunion.fr/123829/article/2018-11-20/les-avocats-du-barreau-de-soissons-en-greve

https://www.lemainelibre.fr/actualite/sarthe-les-avocats-ne-plaideront-pas-ce-jeudi-20-11-2018-233670

https://www.lextimes.fr/actualites/justice/une-reforme-qui-passe-mal

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/492290/article/2018-11-21/specialisation-des-cours-d-appel-frederic-chereau-tire-la-sonnette-d-alarme

http://www.lunion.fr/123861/article/2018-11-20/les-greve-des-avocats-du-barreau-de-reims-debute

https://www.larep.fr/orleans/social/justice/2018/11/20/reforme-de-la-justice-les-avocats-d-orleans-seront-en-greve-totale-jeudi-22-novembre_13058192.html

https://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/tours/greve-generale-chez-les-avocats

https://www.ledauphine.com/isere-nord/2018/11/21/vienne-journee-justice-morte-les-avocats-vont-se-mobiliser

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http://www.lunion.fr/123980/article/2018-11-21/reims-des-consultations-gratuites-d-avocats-sur-le-marche-de-noel?fbclid=IwAR3PvJsRHe3MtjBfMjcBZx5V_sXbQ8tNmJU1hfKINvd-gg5bmzAdltS-zE4

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Egypt: Court arrests lawyer from ‘Helwan Brigades’ case

November 19, 2018

Building of the Egyptian High Court of Justice [Bastique/Wikipedia]

The Egyptian North Cairo Criminal Court, Sunday, arrested Mohsen Qurani Abdel Razek, who turned out to be a lawyer defending one of the detainees during the 35th trial session of 215 people opposed to the military coup, known in the media as Helwan Brigades.

The representative of the Public Prosecution read out the indictment against the arrested detainee number 176, known as Mohsen Sayed Qurani, while his defence, Ala Elmuddin, objected to the name of the detainee, and said his name is Mohsen Sayed Makhlouf.

The representative of the Public Prosecution demanded maximum sentance for the detainee, while the defence committee objected to the charges against him, noting that he is a lawyer of one of the detainees in that case.

The lawyer requested to be released. He also requested the court to consult the Civil Affairs Department about Mohammed Sayed Makhlouf, as the latter has to be the real detainee according to the trial order, and the person in question is not the one in charge of the indictment, and is his name is not the same mentioned in the trial order.

The defence added that what the Public Prosecution reported that the detainee, whose name is Mohsen Sami, is proof against him and the testimony of the detainee’s birth certificate, which the prosecution has submitted, is not an evidence that he is accused.

The defence requested summoning the first, second, and third witnesses to discuss the detainee’s investigations and to determine the source of those investigations, as they are the only evidence in the case before the detainee.

The court adjourned the trial session until December 12 to complete the proceedings.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20181119-egypt-court-arrests-lawyer-from-helwan-brigades-case/

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/52990/Court-adjourns-Helwan-Brigades-case-to-Sept-27

USA/Ecuador: Lawyer who battled Chevron may get chance to defend himself

November 16, 2018

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A New York attorney who won a landmark oil pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador’s court system only to have his law license suspended at home for malpractice never got a fair hearing and should be allowed to defend himself against disbarment, a legal referee has ruled.

The decision involves Steven Donziger, who led a legal team representing Ecuadoreans trying to get Chevron to pay for environmental damage caused to a rainforest by Texaco during its operation of an oil consortium from 1972 to 1990.

The legal campaign begun in 1993 was ultimately successful in Ecuador. A court there ordered Chevron to pay $9.5 billion. But in 2014, a judge in New York, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, invalidated the Ecuador judgment, deeming it was obtained through legal malpractice.

In July, a New York State appeals court suspended Donziger without a hearing based on Kaplan’s ruling that the attorney’s Ecuador team submitted bogus evidence, ghostwrote a court-appointed expert’s report and promised the judge who ultimately ruled a $500,000 bribe.

Donziger fought those findings, saying they were built on fraudulent testimony obtained through Chevron’s bribing of witnesses.

A court-appointed referee, John R. Horan, ruled on Nov. 8 that Donziger deserves a hearing to defend himself. He also questioned whether Kaplan violated Donziger’s constitutional right to due process.

Kaplan effectively “created a criminal indictment” and tried Donziger for conspiracy, Horan said.

https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20181116/news/311169809

http://www.tribtown.com/2018/11/16/us-chevron-ecuador-lawyer/

http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/41554-Musician-Roger-Waters-In-Ecuador-To-Support-Amazon-Peoples-Who-Won-Landmark-Judgment-Against-Chevron

https://www.stl.news/tag/law-license-suspended/

https://www.stl.news/tag/attorney-steven-donziger/

http://stevendonziger.com/

https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2018/11/16/nota/7054437/eeuu-arbitro-falla-favor-abogado-antichevron (ESPANOL)

India/Jammu & Kashmir: Why Was Kathua Rape Case Lawyer Removed? (Read Story)

November 17, 2018

From the past two days the whole of news world ran the story of Kathua child rape & murder victim Asifa’s lawyer being dumped by the parents of the girl. For some seasoned observers this came as no shock, and for others who were wanting that justice be given to the girl have felt a heavy jolt. This is not the first time that strong
supporters of justice have been trampled in India.

This case is of 8 year old Asifa from Kathua, Jammu Kashmir who was kidnapped, drugged, and raped and held captive in a temple for some days and was killed and burnt later. The whole of India was shocked to see such henious crime been done to a small child. Many were already recovering from another big shocking cases like those of Nirbhaya which happened in Delhi. Day and again we are witnessing such crimes against women and children being done in India. Shockingly the accused in the case were militantly supported by a prominent political party of India.

Many people started negative campaign against this lawyer as she belonged to the community of the accused and was given various abuses for fighting for justice, was also accused on twitter for swindling funds taken for this case. She represented the case at various places and slowly it became an international case.

Some sections of the media are jubiliant on this news and say this removal of the lawyer was done as Ms Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer under discussion has been inefficient as she attended only 2-3 hearings in about 110 of them. Some even say that she was being irresponsible for the above. We wanted to know what actually the story is and has she actually sidelined her responsibility.

Responding to Awam Media regarding removal from the case, Advocate Deepika says “It is astonishing. In February 2018, being a lawyer and activist I contacted the family for filing a Writ Petition in the High Court (J&K) seeking monitoring of crime investigation. There are some basics things which everyone needs to understand before we react. We are civilised people and have to react accordingly. At that time I provided pro-bono service to them, why would I withdraw it now? I filed the Writ Petition in the High Court on behalf of the biological father of the victim. Investigation continued till April and was monitored by the High Court. Only after filing of the Writ Petition, we found seriousness done in the case.

In April, hue and cry was created in media, and it became an international issue, then the chargesheet was produced before the Kathua Court. The local lawyers were not allowing the Crime Branch to file the charge-sheet, as it was creating embarrassment for some persons. That time I suggested the parents that this situation and
place is not suitable for the trial to take place peacefully, it is better to approach the Hon’ble Supreme Court to seek transfer of the case. I went with the parents to the Hon’ble Supreme Court, and Indira Jaising Senior Advocate filed a joint application for transfer of the trial, which was duly granted.

According to Sec 24 of CRPC in India and from other Supreme Court Judgements, in criminal cases, the trial will be conducted by the Public Prosecutors only. I being a private lawyer cannot conduct trial there, cannot argue, cannot cross-examine, unless I am specially appointed as a Public Prosecutor which did not happen. I did not
dump them or leave them. I was there with the family. Ms Indira Jaising appeared for the family in Supreme Court, but is she also appearing in Pathankot too?

I have no role to play in the trial at Kathua.

http://www.awammedia.com/articles/why-was-kathua-rape-case-lawyer-removed-read-story/?fbclid=IwAR0BEa7gneBoguowvZt4VhAnk1kTUbaeAzyyBG2OVoxU6lCyAUc-h9nbQkk

https://thewire.in/communalism/deepika-singh-rajawat-theyre-innocent-but-theyre-being-misguided

https://www.thequint.com/news/india/kathua-rape-case-lawyer-deepika-rajawat-on-being-removed?fbclid=IwAR3pSErfOTtaKTs7eGw-ctrjY2dkY4vxPTNZzQOdlbHu9DnwkgEL1sh0GFE

https://www.news18.com/news/india/as-family-drops-rajawat-heres-a-look-at-who-has-been-fighting-kathua-rape-and-murder-case-1942295.html

https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/jammu/new-faces-trying-to-earn-out-of-it-advocate-deepika/303149.html

https://www.siasat.com/news/kathua-case-deepika-singh-rajawat-dropped-lawyer-victims-family-1433622/

https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/kathua-rape-n-murder-omar-criticises-deepika-rajawat-over-snide-remark/303192.html

https://www.news18.com/news/india/they-may-kill-me-but-i-wont-back-out-how-kathua-rape-victims-lawyer-dodges-death-every-day-1927503.html

https://freepresskashmir.com/2018/11/19/kathua-rape-victims-family-was-misguided-by-three-layers-were-told-that-my-life-is-under-threat/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/a-plea-to-media-to-shun-sensationalism/article25581301.ece/amp/?fbclid=IwAR35F7rX2k7I31gM7CaNEncQLHxxlsydNmvCF57h3OR_5qAcqV9MjpJkGpY#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2018/nov/23/people-forget-that-we-tried-to-get-justice-for-the-child-1902395.html

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-former-kathua-s-victim-s-lawyer-deepika-singh-rajawat-says-she-is-being-forced-out-of-government-accommodation-2690706

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathua_rape_case

https://hindi.timesnownews.com/india/article/kathua-gangrepe-and-murder-case-lawyer-deepika-singh-rajawat-pathankot-trial-court-supreme-court/314250 (HINDI)