Robert Badinter

France' Former Minister of Justice and Former President of the French Constitutional Council 

Topic of his lecture at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2021:

19:30-19:55
Opening Session - Guest of Honour:
Robert Badinter
France' Former Minister of Justice and former President of the French Constitutional Council 
With European Ambassadors

Robert Badinter (born 1928 in Paris) is a French lawyer and law professor. In 1981, he was appointed Minister of Justice by French president François Mitterrand and obtained the abolition of the death penalty in France. He promoted other civil-rights reforms, including improvements to the rights of victims and of the penitentiary condition. He has been President of the Constitutional Council of France (1986-1995) and member of the Senate (1995-2011). He is the author of several legal and historical books.