France in focus

Modern justice in France: Trials and tribulations of a revamp

FRANCE IN FOCUS
FRANCE IN FOCUS © FRANCE 24
By: Nadia CHARBIT | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Sonia BARITELLO | Marion LORY
13 min

This week, we’re focusing on France's justice system. We tell you more about a profession that's up in arms. The government's unpopular pension reform plan has led lawyers to go on a rare, nationwide strike. But the walk-out over pension reform is just the tip of a bigger iceberg. The government has been making its case for a major restructuring and streamlining of the French judiciary, much to the concern of all involved. Lawyers and magistrates alike warn against instating a discriminatory, two-tier justice system. We give you more insight on what's at stake with the planned revamp.