Newsletter #26 - July 2016
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By Robert Paillot, vice-président de l’EEEI en charge de la communication

In this last issue before the holidays, Jean-Raymond Lemaire, President of the Institute, announces the launch of the project on the expertise for criminal justice. An inventory of procedures in Europe will be carried out, as was the case for civilian expertise (EUREXPERTISE project). This will also prepare our response to a next call for projects in this area and to provide answers to the many questions in terms of criminal expertise (Read).

Julie Mitton describes the fruitful discussions that she and Jean-Raymond Lemaire had during their express trip to Venice and Rome in April. Indeed, they have not only met the representatives of the Supreme Court of Rome, but also Courts of Appeal of these two cities, including the Public Prosecutor's Offices (those of Venice has joined the EEEI ) and the Bar of Venice (Read).

Martine Otter reveals that a Wikipedia page is now devoted to EEEI and that all "Wikipedians" can enrich and translate it. So, to your keyboards ! (Read).

For his part, Olivier Coldefy, member of the Comex and clinical psychologist, tells the eventful history of the Cayenne Appeal Court, where it is very often commissioned, recreated on 1st January 2012 (Read).

We already talked about our EUDEX project on a European directory of experts. In a manner entirely surprising, given the genesis of this project, it was not accepted by the European Commission. Our President explains what it is (Read).

Finally, Robert Ranquet informs us about the upcoming symposium of CNCEJ in Strasbourg on 23 and 24 September. There will obviously be question of Europe, with similar topics to these that had been exposed during our general assembly on 27th May. Our president will be in charge, the 24th afternoon, of one of the round tables (Read).

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Robert Paillot








The expertise in criminal justice

By Jean-Raymond Lemaire, président EEEI

COMEX decided to launch the project on expertise for criminal justice, in which interim targets are:

  • make an inventory of the procedures of criminal expertise and status of experts in the European Union, based on a questionnaire sent to Supreme Courts and the Ministries of Justice (as for civilian expertise, project EUREXPERTISE);
  • prepare the response to a call for proposals that the European Commission should propose in the coming months (prediction). It might be possible to look for consensus on procedures, evidence, and to propose methods to succeed.

It could also be an opportunity to implementing an effective quality assurance system in the European Union for the processes, for the skills of those involved in expertise for criminal justice.
We must also consider the exchange of information between the different actors of the criminal expertise and even interconnecting national databases.

The steps of the project are:

  • define the objectives of the first part of the project;
  • complete and structure the team;
  • define a schedule;
  • discuss the financial needs;
  • ...


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Jean-Raymond Lemaire







Visits to the Supreme Court in Rome, to the Appeal Courts of Venice and Rome, to the Public Prosecutor's Offices of Venice and Rome and to the Bar of Venice

By Julie Mitton, member of EEEI

The President of EEEI, Jean-Raymond Lemaire, accompanied by Julie Mitton (translator – interpreter, expert at the Appeal Court of Lyon) travelled to Venice and Rome to make contact with the new magistrates and introduce them to the Institute's work and projects and to strengthen relations with these EEEI senior judges.

Read the full report of these six visits.

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Julie Mitton

Jean-Raymond Lemaire, Président EEEI, and Antonino Condorelli, Public Prosecutor of Venice








EEEI is in Wikipedia

By Martine Otter, executive committee member of EEEI, Institute website's webmaster

The European Institute of expertise and expert now has its Wikipedia page in French. You just find by doing a search on Wikipedia or directly via the URL

Wikipedia is, remember, an encyclopedia published under a free license where anyone can bring their knowledge to share to all web users, with respect for the neutrality of perspective and etiquette community.
The article on EEEI is not a propaganda forum for the Institute, you will not find personal view nor exposed to new ideas that would not have already been relayed by a other media. Each statement is justified by verifiable reference. Spelling, grammatical and typographical rules of the language used in the article are carefully checked by the "patrol" of Wikipedia. It is this rigor, sometimes a little horrifying but essential, that gives value to Wikipedia. So feel free to help yourself to the enrichment of this article or writing its equivalent in the other languages ​​of the European Union: More than a simple translation, it will be then to a story based on references published in other languages. And your possible formal errors, such as abuse of the use of capital letters, common among lawyers, will, have no doubt, rectified by volunteer Wikipedians.


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Martine Otter








Cayenne Appeal Court

By Olivier Coldefy, executive committee member of EEEI

The creation of the first Guyane Appeal Court is dated 1701. It has been closed and re-established many times with different names : "Cour Royale", "Cour Imperiale" and "tribunal supérieur d'appel", before being closed in 1981.

Until 2011 Guyane was depending on the Appeal Court of Fort de France. At that time had been settled a detached « chambre de la cour de Fort de France », in Cayenne.

This department it the biggest in France, covering 83 534 km² for an estimated population of 250 000 inhabitants and 300 000 inhabitants including immigration.

As a cross borders region, with Maroni River near Surinam and Oyapock near Brazil, an important and complex penal activity can be noticed, from offence, drug trafficking to europe, serious violence, clandestine immigration to clandestine gold panning.

In January 2010 the government officially announced the creation of a new Appeal Court which includes a "cour d'assise", a court of first instance of general jurisdiction, a court of first instance of limited jurisdiction, a "tribunal mixte de commerce" and a "greffe détaché" in Saint-Laurent du Maroni. The opening of this new jurisdiction is dated first January 2012 in the historical center of Cayenne.

The Court is co-directed :

  • Mister Henri de Larosière de Champfeu, acting since September 7, 2015, is the first president of the "cour d'appel" of Cayenne. A well-known department for him since he have chaired the "cour d'assise" between 2002 and 2004.
  • Mister Jean-Frédéric Lamouroux, Procureur Général since July 17, 2014, it was previously Avocat Général at the Court of Appeal of Fort-de-France.

In 2016, there are in the Appeal Court and in the "tribunal de grande instance" respectively 12 and 18 magistrates.

March 25, 2016 the Cayenne Appeal Court decided to become member of the EEEI on decision of his First President Mister Henri de Larosière de Champfeu.

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Olivier Coldefy








European directory of experts (EUDEX)

By Jean-Raymond Lemaire, président EEEI

The working group e-Justice (website) of the Council of the European Union asked the EEEI, a few months ago, to create a EUropean Directory of EXperts for posting on the website e-justice.
The EEEI made a proposal in early January 2016, in connection with a call for proposals of the European Commission dedicated to e-justice.

Amazingly the project has not been selected by the European Commission (DG Justice).
So we contacted various interlocutors of European institutions. The main reason for this decision is that we proposed an approach "centralizing" as a solution, that is to say, harmonized conditions to appear in the directory.

The European Commission prefers that lists of experts are implemented where, they are not formalized, by each state of the European Union.

Our interlocutors advised us, asked to reorient our project to reflect this orientation and re-submit it in connection with a new call for proposals. What we will probably do.

It is clear that the current political situation, terrorist attacks, Brexit, migrants and rise of nationalism, strongly impact on current decisions of the European Commission.
Probably this played in the study by the European Commission, the project EUDEX presented by EEEI.

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Jean-Raymond Lemaire








The 2016 CNCEJ conference under the European flag!

By Robert Ranquet, Advisor to the Président EEEI

The 2016 edition of the CNCEJ national conference wears proudly the European colours!

Two days of lectures and debates at the Council of Europe’s headquarter in Strasbourg, on September 23-24, to take the full measure of the transformation that the experts ‘world is going through under the European factor influence: steady growth of the influence of European courts, trans-border litigations, globalisation of cases due to the freedom of circulation and of exercise inside the EU… many of these topics have already been addressed by Robert Bray, Chief of Unit of the European Parliament’s Justice Committee during our General Assembly on May 27th at the Cour de Cassation. These two European days could not be more welcome in these Brexit times!

Of course, our Institute will be present, with our President Jean-Raymond Lemaire chairing a panel on the 24th afternoon with several authorities from the judicial European institutions.


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Robert Ranquet








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