Stages of the proceedings

First examination

Also conducted by the presiding judge, this stage is different from the above because the accused are questioned on the facts imputed to them.
They must reply to the committal for trial, saying if they accept the charges and recognise the truth of the facts presented.

Image n°1 : The accused and Presiding judge, Law Courts d'Arlon.

Palix . 2004. watercolour, 29,7x42 cm.

© Palix

Image n°2 : Accused, Fourniret Trial, Law Courts in Charleville-Mézières.

Sylvie Guillot. 2008. Pencil and watercolour, 32,5x50cm.

© Sylvie Guillot