…and civil service

French civil servants last week met with UK judges in London to discuss working practices on a wide range of legal issues. The delegation, all members of the Conseil d'Etat, the body charged with judicial oversight of French government administration, covered issues including judicial review cases which raise constitutional issues, rights and public law status of prisoners, armed forces and school pupils, and the role of the Conseil d'Etat as the court of final appeal in France. The vice-president of the Conseil d'Etat, Renaud Denoix de Saint Marc, led a team of seven conseillers to meet British judges and officials.