The Justices of the Peace at the heart of the French Law Reform experimental process (1914–1915)

The Justices of the Peace at the heart of the French Law Reform experimental process (1914–1915) Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 77 (2009) 211-237 Revue d’Histoire du Droit 77 (2009) 211-237 The Legal History Review 77 (2009) 211-237 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/004075809X403442 La justice cantonale au cœur du laboratoire législatif (France, 1914–1915) Vincent Bernaudeau* Summary The Justices of the Peace at the heart of the French Law Reform experimental process ( 1914–1915 ). – The pre-enactment stages of the French Act of 22 December 1915 extending the cases where a review of judgements rendered by Justices of the Peace (at the canton -district level) could be brought before the Cour de Cassation shed a new light on the respective roles played by representatives of Parliament, of the central administration departments, and of the highest level of the Judiciary. These three categories of established public actors were brought together in an institutionalized Law Reform experimental process ( laboratoire législatif ), in which they shared a common legitimacy. An analysis of their work highlights the importance of their legal experience and knowledge for the conception and drafting of the Act, but is also necessary in order to interpret and understand those actors’ notions with regard to the role of justice and the establishment of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Legal History Review / Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit Brill

The Justices of the Peace at the heart of the French Law Reform experimental process (1914–1915)

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0040-7585
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1571-8190
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10.1163/004075809X403442
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Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 77 (2009) 211-237 Revue d’Histoire du Droit 77 (2009) 211-237 The Legal History Review 77 (2009) 211-237 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/004075809X403442 La justice cantonale au cœur du laboratoire législatif (France, 1914–1915) Vincent Bernaudeau* Summary The Justices of the Peace at the heart of the French Law Reform experimental process ( 1914–1915 ). – The pre-enactment stages of the French Act of 22 December 1915 extending the cases where a review of judgements rendered by Justices of the Peace (at the canton -district level) could be brought before the Cour de Cassation shed a new light on the respective roles played by representatives of Parliament, of the central administration departments, and of the highest level of the Judiciary. These three categories of established public actors were brought together in an institutionalized Law Reform experimental process ( laboratoire législatif ), in which they shared a common legitimacy. An analysis of their work highlights the importance of their legal experience and knowledge for the conception and drafting of the Act, but is also necessary in order to interpret and understand those actors’ notions with regard to the role of justice and the establishment of

Journal

The Legal History Review / Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du DroitBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: PARLIAMENT; THIRD REPUBLIC; LEGISLATION; JUSTICES OF THE PEACE; MINISTERIAL BUREAUCRACY; JUDGES AND CLERKS; FRANCE; COUR DE CASSATION

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