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China Law Society Delegation Successfully Held the Training Program of Selecting Prosecutors and Judges from Lawyers and Legal Scholars in France

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China Law Society Delegation Successfully Held the Training Program of Selecting Prosecutors and Judges from Lawyers and Legal Scholars in France
 
Approved by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, China Law Society sent a 25-member delegation to visit France from June 5 to 25, 2016 to hold a legal training program focused on “Selecting Prosecutors and Judges from Lawyers and Legal Scholars” at the invitation of Aix-Marseille University. The delegation was led by Mr. Zhang Dongyun, Vice-President of Law Society of Anhui Province, and scholars of judicial studies and some practitioners of 17 provinces attended this training program.

CLS delegation visiting Paris Court of Grand Instance

CLS delegation visiting French Ministry of Justice

CLS delegation visiting Aix en Provence Court of Appeal

Graduation Ceremony for CLS delegation at France National School for Judiciary

CLS delegation holding internal workshop
 
China Law Society delegation had 19 lectures separately at French National School for Judiciary, Society of Comparative legislation and Aix-Marseille University successively. The topics covered the recruiting, training, management, guarantee, promotion and punishment of French judiciary, French lawyers’ law, French criminal policy and its recent evolutions, French legislative procedure, administrative litigation procedure, the plea bargain in criminal procedure and so on. The delegation visited 5 judicial institutions, including Paris Court of Grand Instance, Procuratorate of Paris Court, French Ministry of Justice, Aix en Provence Court of Appeal and Kaita Law Firm, and also held 2 internal workshops to exchange ideas and experience of this training program.
 
This training program was highly valued by the relevant French organizations and the delegation received warm reception. Ministry of Justice of France helped arrange the visits to the judicial institutions; French National School for the Judiciary, Society of Comparative legislation and Aix-Marseille University invited well-known legal experts and senior judges, prosecutors and lawyers with both profound academic and practical experiences to give lectures to the delegation. The quality and level of this training program were thought highly by all the delegates.

Mr. Laurent Huet, Member of French Conseil d’État, giving a lecture

Ms. Nicole COCHET, First Vice-President of Paris Court of Grand Instance, giving a lecture

Mr. Jean Quintard, Deputy Prosecutor of Procuratorate of Paris Court, giving a lecture

Mr. Frederic Fourtoy, Head of cooperation office at European and international Affairs department of French Ministry of Justice, giving a lecture

Ms. Marie-Catherine Idiart, Deputy Head of the status and ethics of Judiciary services Direction, giving a lecture

Mr. Jacques Borricant, Professor in criminal law at Aix-Marseille University, giving a lecture

Ms. Cheng Li, lawyer at Aix en Provence Court of Appeal, giving a lecture

Mr. Jin Banggui, Director of the Europe-Asia Research Institute of Aix-Marseille University, giving a lecture
 
During the training, all the delegates attentively listened to the lectures, actively asked questions and took part in discussions which left the French colleagues a deep impression. In the communication process, the delegation also took the initiative to introduce the latest achievements made by China in the construction of the rule of law, especially the goals and initiatives on a new round of judicial reform, which arouses great interests of French colleagues. Under the joint efforts of all members, the delegation successfully fulfilled all the objects of the training program, enhanced understanding, friendship and trust with French counterparts, expanded consensus and cooperation, and reached a complete success.
 

CLS delegation holding Summing-up Meeting