Coronavirus: Why a Judicial Emergency Law is Urgently Needed

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According to the Dean of the Bar of Paris, Pierre-Olivier Sur, after the health emergency extension law, there is now a need for a judicial emergency law.
Heroes, bankers, restaurateurs, bishops, hairdressers, cashiers, schoolchildren, and even football players – all had a word from the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister. But nothing, for one of the main public services of the State: justice. Isn’t this the right time, since after a crisis we necessarily call on the judge? And the justice system must then react at first request. However, since Covid-19 has created a bottleneck in access to hospital rooms, there will be a bottleneck in the courtrooms .

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