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04 juin 2008

General Symbols of Justice

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The scales are the very symbol of justice. The judge has to weigh his decisions.

Although "Justice" usually holds the scales level, this is not the case in the Harlay Hall that leads to the Assize Court, a court where equality takes precedence over law. Justice is therefore represented with scales folded under one arm which holds the urn designed to receive the jurors' votes.

 

balance

The scales

 

The shield is represented in various shapes: oval, round, and hexagonal, and is associated with the sword to represent the concept of power and protection of the social order. 

bouclier

The shield

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