Eric Dupond-Moretti will he choose the prosecutor in charge of his case?
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While he could be tried by the Court of Justice of the Republic, Éric Dupond-Moretti is responsible for choosing the one who will seek the sentence against him during his hypothetical trial.
At the beginning of October, the PS senator from Loiret, Jean-Pierre Sueur, questioned the Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti, on an appointment that would concern him. “It is quite possible that the Keeper of the Seals will be led to contribute to the appointment of the next public prosecutor at the Court of Cassation who will be, or who would be, his accuser“, he says. A situation that seems problematic.Eric Dupont-Moretti could go before the Court of Justice of the Republic – a body specially created to judge crimes and misdemeanors committed by members of the government in the exercise of their function.
It is the public prosecutor at the Court of Cassation who is responsible for requesting the sentences of this court. However, a new prosecutor must be appointed next June. “All the members of the public prosecutor’s office, and the Attorney General at the Court of Cassation in particular, are appointed by the President of the Republic, but on the proposal of the Minister of Justice“, explains Jean-Philippe Derosier, professor of public law at the University of Lille (Nord). In other words,Eric Dupond-Moretti will name who will be his accuser in the event of a trial.
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