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The task of a judge : a disabused view

The judge of penal lawfinds himself in a contradictory and paradoxical situation. The legislative branch continues to give him ever greater, and no doubt excessive powers. At the same time the executive branch withholds the means for judges to exercises these powers properly, and retains the ability both to expert pressure, at least indirectly, on the decisionmaking process and to circumvent decisions once taken. Moreover, judges face a crisis of identity bound up with the question of the purpose of their task. Judges of penal law need the chance to regain working conditions that are more transparent, and better balanced and regulated, as well as a real independence in the performance of a clear and universally recognised task.


Référence électonique : Dominique MAIN , "The task of a judge : a disabused view", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°55, 55 - Droit pénal, p.107-121 . Consulté le 2023-03-22 15:22:18 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/The-task-of-a-judge-a-disabused.html