Minister unveils sweeping plans to overhaul France's justice system

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The recruitment of judges, simplifying the penal procedure, modernising civil law and the crisis in French prisons are just some of the contentious topics covered in justice minister Éric Dupond-Moretti's planned reforms.

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French justice minister Éric Dupond-Moretti on Thursday unveiled a 60-point plan intended to redress some of the major problems in the sector, reports RFI.