At the Judicial School, Van Ruymbeke's identify wins over that of prosecutor Khan | EUROtoday

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EThe winner is… Renaud Van Ruymbeke. A fantastic determine within the battle in opposition to corruption who died on May 10 on the age of 71, the well-known investigating decide will give his identify to the brand new promotion of the National School of the Judiciary (ENM), which has simply returned to highschool in Bordeaux (Gironde). This was determined by its college students (the “judicial auditors”), on the finish of a two-round vote which brought on, at first of the week, a sure embarrassment inside the administration of the institution and within the judiciary, the identify “Gaza” showing among the many preliminary proposals made by the scholars, for the selection of this baptismal identify.

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Robert Badinter, Mireille Delmas-Marty (nice determine in legal regulation, died in 2022), Charlotte Bequignon-Lagarde (first feminine Justice of the Peace) and even – extra unique – Beyoncé have been additionally within the operating.

If Gaza solely obtained three votes, Karim Khan, prosecutor of the worldwide legal court docket, additionally in competitors, obtained an important rating after managing to qualify for the ultimate. He lastly obtained 312 votes, in opposition to 423 for decide Van Ruymbeke, who subsequently gained.

Posted on the ICC since 2021, prosecutor Khan, a former barrister (litigator) on the London Bar, requested on May 20 a world arrest warrant for battle crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity in opposition to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, his Minister of Defense, Yoav Gallant, each suspected of getting been responsible of “intentional homicides” and of getting “deliberately starved civilians”, in addition to in opposition to three leaders of the Hamas, for crimes of “extermination”, “rape and sexual violence” and “hostage-taking in time of war”, additionally constituting crimes in opposition to humanity.

A consensual selection which reassures the college administration

In a press launch revealing a sure reduction, the administration of the ENM is “delighted” by the ultimate selection of the scholars and “the tribute thus paid to Renaud Van Ruymbeke, an emblematic and inspiring figure of the French judiciary, as well as to the values ​​which animated her throughout her career.”

Renaud Van Ruymbeke himself joined the ENM in 1975, a faculty the place he was a coach between 1985 and 1988. Then appointed advisor to the Rennes Court of Appeal, he was promoted in 2000 to first investigating decide on the pole. monetary officer of the Paris High Court, a jurisdiction of which he’ll develop into, in 2013, first vice-president accountable for investigation, till his retirement in 2019.

“The choice of the student magistrates of the class of 2024 illustrates their attachment to independence, impartiality, humanity and probity from which Renaud Van Ruymbeke has never departed throughout his career. It is also the sign of a judiciary guarantor of individual freedom, protector of human rights, pillar of the rule of law, respectful of litigants and their counsel,” concludes the administration of the college of future magistrates. .

Certainly, a extra consensual selection than that of prosecutor Khan, criticized – not solely in Israel – for having established a digital equivalence between the Israeli authorities and the repeat killers of a terrorist group.