Saturday, January 23, 2010

On January 23

On this day in ...
... 1984, Nicole Lumen became the 1st woman to preside at a cour d'assizes -- a lower criminal court -- in Belgium.

(Prior January 23 posts are here and here.)

1 comment:

An said...

You're selling it short by claiming that the cour d'assizes is a lower level criminal court. It deals with the worst criminal offenses and with issues of press freedom. (http://www.just.fgov.be/proces-arlon/en/index.html#2)