“Beyond a reasonable doubt.” That’s the legal terminology when a crime cannot be established for certain. And yet, how many people have been convicted without concrete evidence? Among the most famous French cases (and likely, judicial errors), the Seznec Case indisputably holds a special position. Guillaume Seznec, convicted in 1923 for a murder he always denied committing, and for which no decisive proof has ever been found, died in 1957 without being officially exonerated.
Since then, Denis Langlois, lawyer for the Seznec family, has kept fighting to establish the truth. It is a lifelong battle that gives him a sharp point of view on the questions we will be discussing in Arles this year!