Faced with the acceleration of the coronavirus on French soil, the Ministry of Justice announced the closure of the courts of France this Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: The Ministry of Justice Announces the Closing of the Courts on Monday

A decision made “faced with the accelerating spread of the virus and the imperative to perform a number of essential functions,” said the ministry. After nurseries, schools and universities, it is the courts’ turn to suffer the consequences of the coronavirus.  In an email addressed to its agents, the Minister of Justice announced on Sunday, 15th March 2020 the closure of the […]

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Prisons: further increase in the number of prisoners on 1 February

Prisons: Further Increase in the Number of Prisoners on 1st February

As of February 1st, 2019, there were 70,652 inmates for 60,882 operational places, up from January but not reaching the 2018 record. Without reaching the record of more than 71,000 prisoners in French prisons in 2018, the number of prisoners increased again in January, to reach 70,652 on February 1, according to the figures of […]

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