COVID – “There are thousands of complaints coming” to the Court of Justice of the Republic regarding the government’s management of the Covid-19 crisis, said François Molins, Attorney General at the Court of Cassation.

“This is a new phenomenon, certainly due to the development of modes of communication and the Internet, which affects the Court of Justice of the Republic. Indeed, there are thousands of complaints coming in ”, declared François Molins in an interview broadcast Sunday on LCI at 8:30 pm.

“Thousands of complaints about the Covid are arriving,” reveals François Molins. How many are admissible? What will the Court of Justice of the Republic do with regard to the ministers concerned? Should we expect searches like the one carried out with great fanfare? Interview tonight @LCI. pic.twitter.com/Ob0vuRaw76

The Commission of Requests of the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR), the only jurisdiction empowered to prosecute and judge Prime Ministers, Ministers and Secretaries of State for crimes and offenses committed “in the exercise of their functions”, then examines their admissibility.

“The same phenomenon (of massive complaints, Editor’s note) exists at the level of the public health pole (of the judicial tribunal) of Paris (…) It is a phenomenon which concerns the problem as a whole: the common law section or the section ministerial ”, he added.

François Molins, former public prosecutor of Paris, underlined “a fundamental problem” which affects the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR).

“We know that there are a number of reform projects that concern the Court of Justice of the Republic, I think that if there is a problem there the model needs to evolve. There are a number of structural flaws that currently affect this procedure, it is up to the national will to seize them, ”he said.

The CJR, an exceptional half-political, half-judicial jurisdiction, often placed under fire from critics, has been carrying out an investigation since July 2020 concerning the former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, the former Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn and his successor Olivier Véran, for the management of the Covid-19.

A group of teachers also filed before it in March a complaint for “endangering the life of others” against the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, accused of “not protecting the personnel in contact with children ”, who“ spread the virus ”of Covid-19,

In November 2020, the CJR ruled inadmissible the complaint of an association of victims of Covid-19 against Prime Minister Jean Castex.

On July 16, she indicted for illegal taking of interests the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti, suspected of having taken advantage of his office to settle accounts with magistrates with whom he had had trouble leaving when he was a lawyer, which he denies.

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