Pierre Truche is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
Pierre was best known as a French magistrate (the trial of Klaus Barbie).
Death was likely due to cancer.
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@lemondefr @kuku27 The death of Pierre Truche, “citizen magistrate” who demanded at the trial of Klaus Barbie
Pierre Truche
Born1 November 1929
Died21 March 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 90)
Lyon, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationMagistrate
Pierre Truche (1 November 1929 – 21 March 2020) was a French magistrate. He notably prosecuted Klaus Barbie during his trial in 1987.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Decorations
3 Works
4 References
Biography
Truche began his judicial career as a deputy judge in Dijon. He later worked in Arras and Lyon. He presided over the Club Cinq-Sept fire cases in 1972 and Lyon's false invoices in 1974.
He served director of studies at the French National School for the Judiciary from 1977 to 1978 before serving on the Court of Appeal of Grenoble until 1982. He then worked as a prosecutor in Marseille, Lyon, and in the Court of Appeal of Paris. From 1992 to 1996, he worked as a prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, and from 1996 to 1999, he served as President of the court.
Truche was the first President of the Association française pour l'histoire de la justice. He was a member of the Syndicat de la magistrature.
Pierre Truche died due to cancer on 21 March 2020 at the age of 90.
Decorations
Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (2016)
Works
L'Anarchiste et son juge (1994)
Juger, être jugé : le Magistrat face aux autres et à lui-même (2001)
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