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02 May, 2005
12:00 am

The first tour in 2005 included memorable new French courts, including those by Jean Nouvel, Richard Rogers and Henri Cirani. One highlight was a mock trial in a special terrorism courtroom in Paris, conducted in French, English and Chinese and displaying the different court layouts used by each legal tradition.

The Pontoise court illustrated contemporary principles in French court design – elegant and comfortable furniture, clear signposting, increasingly egalitarian courtrooms and plenty of natural light.

Other highlights of the 2005 Tour were:

Palais de Justice, Paris

  • Guided tour
  • Special features of French Justice, Mme Laetitia Brunin
  • Memorable court spaces, Professors Judith Resnik, Graham Brawn
  • Security and safety issues, Professor, Graham Brawn, Dr Jay Farbstein

EPPJP Offices, Paris

  • Talk on architectural futures for Paris courts

Palais de Justice, Nantes

  • Guided tour
  • Observation of hearings in selected courts, meeting judges and other court staff

Palais de Justice, Pontoise

  • Guided tour.

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