Sects, being multiform with complex effects, are difficult to define and identify. There are many open questions, such as their place in relation to associations or movements in the realm of mysticism, their undermining of the faculties of discernment or critical sense of persons who are sometimes vulnerable and their relation with money, which give rise to various concerns and lead to a certain number of dubious activities.
As guardian of individual liberties and as protector of the person against all physical or psychological dependency, the judge is at the heart of the prevention and struggle against the sectarian drifts. He can thus find himself confronted with identifying them and evaluating their dangerousness.
His role and his mission being part of a larger institutional response, this session, bringing together disciplines from different professional backgrounds, has two objectives: acquiring and deepening theoretical knowledge and techniques presented in a structured and up-to-date way, and a debate on questions that are common to many of those involved in the prevention and struggle against these extremes.
The study of these themes will also include a look at existing techniques abroad.
Through presentations and discussions, this session will, with a multidisciplinary, national and international approach, allow judges to enrich their own thinking and identify the different types of expertise which can be called on in this field