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09:34 Mar 9, 2004
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French term or phrase: l'intérêt du service public de la justice étatique
Here is the whole sentence: "Une telle disposition qui consacre une obligation civique pour tout individu d'apporter son concours à la justice en vue de la manifestation de la vérité ne peut concerner que l'intérêt du service public de la justice étatique."
I am struggling to find a neat way to translate the end of this sentence, from "ne peut concerner que ...".
More context: the "disposition" referred to is article 10 of the 'Code Civil', which reads "Chacun est tenu d'apporter son concours à la justice en vue de la manifestation de la vérité. Celui qui ... se soustrait à cette obligation ... peut être contraint d'y satisfaire ...".
The document goes on to discuss whether this can be applied to international arbitration proceedings.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated!
Jackie
JackieMcC
Local time: 00:57
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3the benefit of the State imparting Justice on behalf of the public
Hacene
5 +1SHOULD only serve the interests of a justice-dispensing public serviceJane Lamb-Ruiz
4 +1can concern only the public service mission/interests of the justice that is dispensed by the State?Gabrielle Leyden
4 +1can only be in the interest of the public service and justicexxxMurielP
3 -2the corporate interest of the judiciary
lenkl


  

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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
can only be in the interest of the public service and justice


Explanation:
un peu litéral, mais ça peut aider à faire avancer le schmilblick...

xxxMurielP
Local time: 23:57
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agree  Scott Horne
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36 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
l'intérêt du service public de la justice étatique (in this context)
the benefit of the State imparting Justice on behalf of the public


Explanation:
Such an article stating the civic duty, for any given person to help the work of justice in the process of unfolding the truth, can only be for the benefit of the State imparting Justice on behalf of the public.
That's the way I would phrase it, but it is not easy as in France State and Public service are consider indissociable.

Hacene
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:57
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
46 mins
  -> merci

agree  sjpereira
53 mins
  -> merci

agree  Scott Horne
5 hrs
  -> merci
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
can concern only the public service mission/interests of the justice that is dispensed by the State?


Explanation:
Only making a proposal. It definitely concerns the public service aspect of the judicial system. Have fun!

Gabrielle Leyden
Belgium
Local time: 00:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Scott Horne
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
l'intérêt du service public de la justice étatique (in this context)
SHOULD only serve the interests of a justice-dispensing public service


Explanation:
should is the idea expressed by:
ne peut que concerner..imo

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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agree  Scott Horne
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -2
l'intérêt du service public de la justice étatique (in this context)
the corporate interest of the judiciary


Explanation:
Tough one, Jackie. Here's my stab at it:
A "service public" in France is defined as an "entreprise gérée par l'Etat" and in that sense it is an entity that has certain interests of its own, distinct from those of, say, the government or the public. I'm not at all sure that "corporate" is the right term here, or "judiciary" for that matter, but you can speak of the "corporate interest of the Civil Service" for example

The Prime Minister: [...] are there wider reasons in the departmental interest or the corporate interest of the Civil Service as a whole to provide the opportunity for new blood to be brought into the department or the Civil Service through this vacancy?
(at: http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm19979...

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Note added at 3 hrs 33 mins (2004-03-09 13:07:20 GMT)
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The phrase could thus translate as \"can serve only the corporate interest of the judiciary\"

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Note added at 3 hrs 58 mins (2004-03-09 13:32:10 GMT)
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You may want to look up other instances of \"intérêt du service public de...\", which IMO confirm the notion of a special \"corporate\" interest, such as:
... La juridiction administrative a considéré que \"l\'intérêt du service public de l\'enseignement exige que le logement que (l\'institutrice) occupe .... ...
www.andev.com.fr/archive_breve_37.html

lenkl
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disagree  Jane Lamb-Ruiz: i really think that corporate interest is completely the wrong solution....
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disagree  Scott Horne: ditto
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Feb 2, 2011 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
Term askedl\'intérêt du service public de la justice étatique (in this context) » l\'intérêt du service public de la justice étatique


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