French government gives in to prere from the street
The only one and a half years ago proudly as "great progress for our legal system" the law presented by the french government to strengthen the presumption of innocence and the rights of victims has already had to be revised: after the police and gendarmerie – the latter despite a ban on demonstrations, because the gendarmerie corps is part of the military- have become increasingly concerned about the "mountains of paperwork", in early january, the jospin government proposed a revision of the law, in response to the complaints that the new law had imposed on them and their ability to leverage their complaints in the media. The revision is expected to pass the national council before the end of the month and is being hailed by the human rights league, a judges’ union and numerous lawyers as a "opportunistic jerk" the government and "hollowing out the fundamental rights of citizens of the state" criticized. In particular, the rights of young french people from the urban periphery seem to be the primary target of a considerable number of new takedowns (the numbers that scare).
"The gangster bosses from the suburbs must be made to understand that there is nothing left to laugh about for them now," the socialist member of parliament, julien dray, said at the presentation of the revision to the national council. Mr. Dray had been commissioned by prime minister jospin to amend the law on the strengthening of the presumption of innocence of 15 december 2006. June 2000 and to evaluate its implementation in practice.