Composition of the department
The department is made up of individuals chosen by the High Council for the Judiciary from among its former members, based on their knowledge of magistrates' ethics and their experience in this field, for the duration of the current term of office. These individuals are bound by a strict obligation of confidentiality.
||Mme Chantal Kerbec, Directrice honoraire des services du Sénat, ancien membre du CSM|
||M. Henry Robert, premier président de la cour d’appel de Dijon, ancien membre du CSM|
||M. Jean-Olivier Viout, procureur général honoraire près la cour d’appel de Lyon, ancien membre du CSM|
Referral to the SAVD
Any member of the judiciary, whether in office or honorary, may refer any ethical issue concerning him or her personally to the department.
Methods of intervention
Members of the department provide assistance in the form of telephone interviews. It is not written.
The department regularly reports on the issues dealt with to three referral agents who are members of the current Council (a qualified, prominent citizen, a judge and a prosecutor), either on their own initiative or at their request, while ensuring that the situations raised are strictly anonymous.
Members work on a voluntary basis.