The Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti violently attacked on Wednesday the Magistrates' Union (SM, classified on the left), invited from Friday to the Huma Festival, on the former air base 217 of Plessis-Pâté (Essonne). “The Magistrates’ Union is not justice,” said the Minister of Justice on the sidelines of a visit to the court in Narbonne (Aude).
Asked about the presence of this magistrates' union at the Huma Festival, alongside the French Lawyers' Union (SAF), Éric Dupond-Moretti vehemently denounced this union organization at the origin of a complaint against him. against, with the Union Syndicale des Magistrates (USM, majority), before the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) for suspicion of illegal taking of interests. Éric Dupond-Moretti must soon be judged by the CJR in this case.
“The Magistrates' Union did not understand what this pathetic event was that was 'The wall of idiots',” said the Minister of Justice, referring to a ten-year-old case, when a panel entitled "wall of idiots" with photographs of right-wing political figures, magistrates, journalists and also parents of crime victims had been discovered in the union's premises. The former president of the SM was convicted of “public insult” in the context of this affair, revealing, for part of the public, the partiality of justice.
“Since I have been minister, I have witnessed, helplessly, a certain number of slip-ups” on the part of the SM, maintained Mr. Dupond-Moretti. “The Magistrates’ Union took up the cause of the rioters,” he said in particular. Recalling that the SM “did not want to participate” in the Estates General of Justice (EGJ), he quipped: “he probably prefers to go and protest at the Fête de l’Humanité”. “This type of expression is absolutely deleterious,” he insisted.
“Trade unionism must have great freedom of expression,” he conceded before adding “this freedom must be combined with neutrality, impartiality and the appearance of impartiality.” Representatives of the SM are expected to participate in debates on Justice and a round table “on identity checks and police violence” at the Huma Festival.