The appointment on Monday July 6 of Eric Dupond-Moretti as Minister of Justice prompted a fantastic stir within the judiciary, going so far as pushing the Union Syndicale des Magistrates (USM) to talk of " declaration of struggle ". For the primary time because the arrival of the previous lawyer on the Hôtel de Bourvallais, this turmoil was expressed in additional concrete phrases.
In keeping with info from World, the prosecutor of the Republic of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, Jean-Luc Lennon, 55, introduced on July 7 to his hierarchical superior, the lawyer basic of the Republic of Basse-Terre, of his want to be discharged from workplace. He then knowledgeable the administration of the judicial providers of his want. An strategy supplied for by the texts framing the careers of prosecutors and which doesn’t must be justified.
Contacted, Mr. Lennon confirmed the knowledge from World. Requested concerning the causes for his strategy, he merely indicated that his request for discharge from workplace "Is instantly linked to the appointment of Mr. Dupond-Moretti to the submit of keeper of the seals and to the priority I really feel concerning the independence of the prosecution that I see transferring away." He stated he didn’t "No union cap" and that his strategy, "Utterly private", "May very well be in comparison with the conscience clause from which journalists can profit". "I don’t want to work below the authority of Mr. Dupond-Moretti", he added.
A former policeman
Nonetheless, if the steps he began with the course of the judicial providers have been to be adopted up, he would then return initially to the overall prosecutor's workplace of Basse-Terre, which can also be positioned below the hierarchical authority of the Justice Ministry. Is that this a primary step earlier than a attainable layoff or a transfer to the seat the place the magistrates are legally unbiased?
Earlier than being appointed public prosecutor of Basse-Terre in 2019, Jean-Luc Lennon had notably been public prosecutor of Lons-le-Saunier (Jura). A submit the place he had met lawyer Dupond-Moretti throughout a seated trial. Mr. Lennon, a former police officer, had additionally beforehand been posted to Bastia as assistant prosecutor. Contacted, the chancellery had not but reacted.
Throughout his first ministerial speech throughout the handover with Nicole Belloubet, Eric Dupond-Moretti stated he wished to be the "Keeper of the seals of dialogue". With no less than one public prosecutor, this one appears already damaged.
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