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NCJ Number: 89375 Find in a Library
Title: Office of the Director of Public Prosecution - Theory and Practice of the Procedure
Author(s): P Chambon
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 298
Sponsoring Agency: Librairie Dalloz
Paris, France
Sale Source: Librairie Dalloz
11, Rue Soufflot
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: This exhaustive text discusses the legal principles and practical conduct of investigative hearings in the French justice system, designed to weigh the merits of a case before its admission to trial by a court of first instance or appeal.
Abstract: It reviews the origins of the practice, compares it to the Anglo-Saxon grand jury, and cites French procedural codes that establish the preliminary hearing. Details are explained regarding the composition of the presiding body of magistrates, rights and obligations of the contesting sides, procedural steps, decisional options, the deliberation process, and documentation of the hearing, its consequences, and possibilities of reconsideration. Specific instances requiring investigative hearings are delineated in terms of precedent, particularly with respect to appeals decisions. An index and excerpts from the legal codes are provided.
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign judicial systems; France; Grand juries; Indictment; Investigative powers
Note: Manuel Dalloz de droit usuel (Dalloz Handbook of Common Law)
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