The modernisation of public policies has been approached through the RGPP (body charged with modernising public policy) since it was set up in June 2007 within the Ministry of Justice and Civil Liberties. Its aims are to modernise the organisation and operation of the courts, to refocus the judiciary on its core activities, to rationalise support functions and the processing of court fees, to modernise the prison system, to give priority to the treatment of young offenders and to simplify procedures for the general public.
This interpretation of the "modernisation of public policies" could, ultimately, be perceived as restrictive. It could be argued that other reforms since 2007, which are important for litigants and the institutions that make up the judicial system, whose purpose is normative (QPCs (preliminary rulings on issues of constitutionality), etc) or which are rooted in European case law, have also helped to modernise the approach.
This course will provide an opportunity for participants to think about the changes made by the RGPP in the organisation of the judiciary, and the mechanisms for governing the courts, and more generally about the concept of the "modernisation of public policies".