In the drafting of comparative law studies, the AADH is a source of information and knowledge of foreign law (case law, doctrine, legislation) in order to find the best solution in a conflict, develop lobbying, raise public awareness of the major human rights issues and facilitate the harmonization of law.
Study of the Code of Criminal Justice Concerning Minors Mémoires des cabinets Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom / Freshfields Bruckaus Deringer / Cleary Gottliebs steen & Hamilton / Jeantetassocies, 13 JUILLET 2009
Background During the reform of the French Criminal Code for children in 2009, a bill of law is introduced which was considered by one of our partners as an infringement of children’s rights.
ActionThe AADH was contacted by said partner and forwarded the matter to several member law firms, who conducted an analysis of relevant European practices and legislation. These memoranda enabled our partner to develop arguments in favour of the relaxation of the mesures France was considering to adopt.
Result The cross-sectional perspective of the various existing standpoints (laws and practices) in Europe helped define the French standpoint as compared to its European neighbours and to have a forward-looking vision on the matter.