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Juger le terrorisme : Une ethnographie à la Cour d’assises spécialement composée de Paris

Abstract : In France, we have witnessed a flow of terrorist cases since 2015, unparalleled in the modern history of criminal justice. In their professional routine, magistrates thus find themselves directly involved in major geopolitical issues. It is in this context that this article aims to examine the emerging role of national criminal judges as transnational actors, how these judges reinforce, protect, and promote certain political goals and visions on a daily basis, and what the jurisprudential impact of these actions is, both nationally and transnationally. Based on an ethnographic approach, involving a multidisciplinary research team that observed dozens of terror trials in the Special Assize Court, this article demonstrates that terror justice is performed at the frontiers of ordinary justice, specialized justice and exceptional justice. At the same time, criminal judges play an important role in the enforcement of an alternative approach to the preventive and repressive doctrines, notably through the application of regular criminal law appreciations.
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Sharon Weill. Juger le terrorisme : Une ethnographie à la Cour d’assises spécialement composée de Paris. Cultures & conflits, L'Harmattan, 2021, n° 123-124, pp.105-121. ⟨10.4000/conflits.23335⟩. ⟨hal-03632951⟩

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