Corpus Juris

The End of British Common Law

As part of its master plan to create a giant single state, the European Union is planning to harmonise legal systems by introducing a Napoleonic system of justice, entitled Corpus Juris

Corpus Juris would destroy the British system of justice, which has been the foundation of our freedoms since the time of Henry II. Other EU countries may be more willing to accept it because it is closer to their existing legal systems, but it is completely alien to Britain, which has a justice system that is imitated and envied throughout the world.

Among the Corpus Juris provisions will be:

The European Legal Area Project, as it is officially described, constitutes the greatest threat to Britain's most ancient and hallowed liberties. Liberties that its people have fought and died to protect over many generations. The great tapestry of Britain's law and constitution is being pulled apart and is now threatened with total disintegration.

Once Corpus Juris is established a British citizen could be arrested within the UK, on the order of a judge elsewhere in the European Union, imprisoned in a foreign jail, refused the right to appear before a court, be presumed guilty and finally tried by professional judges, without the right to be heard by a jury.

The word "efficiency" appears often in Corpus Juris; but it is efficiency at the expense of justice. Under this Napoleonic system, British citizens could be held guilty before being able to prove themselves innocent. Corpus Juris provides for imprisonment without charge for up to 6 months, a period which can be extended. The whole system is open to political corruption, which is all too common in some of the Continental E.U. member states.

In Britain and countries throughout the English-speaking world, liberty is understood to mean liberty from arbitrary arrest and incarceration, as safeguarded by Habeas Corpus and trial by jury: a judicial system which is unknown anywhere on the European Continent.

Corpus Juris will end the separation of the judiciary from the state, which becomes both judge and jury, responsible for the prosecution and sentence. A decision to prosecute would be initiated even before the opening of an investigation.

In the official explanatory memorandum to the Corpus Juris document, it is actually described, as: a fairer, simpler and more efficient system of repression

(July 2000)