“There are thousands of complaints coming” to the Court of Justice of the Republic concerning the government’s management of the Covid-19 crisis, said François Molins, Attorney General at the Court of Cassation, on LCI. And to specify: “It is a phenomenon which is new, certainly due to the development of the modes of communication and Internet, which affects the Court of Justice of the Republic. Indeed there are thousands of complaints that come in. “
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 misdemeanors committed “in the exercise of their functions”, then examines their admissibility. “The same phenomenon 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 ministerial section”, he added. .
An investigation carried out for a year on the management of Covid-19
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 certain number of reform projects which concern the Court of Justice of the Republic, I think that if there is a problem there, the model must evolve. There are a certain number of structural defects which today affect this procedure, it is up to the national will to seize them ”he developed.
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 lives 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.