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Robert Badinter

French lawyer and politician

Robert Badinter is ...


Born 30 March 1928 in 16th arrondissement of Paris
Age 95 years, 3 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship France
Father Simon Badinter
Spouse Élisabeth Badinter and Anne Vernon
Occupation lawyer, politician, writer and librettist
Position held member of the Senate of France, ICDP commissioner and Vice president, Minister of Justice, president, Minister of Justice and Minister of Justice
Awards Recipient of the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, 1st class, Honorary doctor of the University of Zagreb, Lysenko Prize, honorary doctor of the University of Neuchâtel, honorary doctor of the Université libre de Bruxelles, AAAS Fellow and Masaryk University Gold Medal
Member of Human Rights League and American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Educated at Paris Law Faculty, Faculty of Arts of Paris, Lycée Janson-de-Sailly and school Vaugelas

About Robert Badinter

Robert Badinter: The Lawyer Who Fought for Justice

Robert Badinter, born on March 30, 1928, in Paris, France, is a man who has dedicated his life to fighting for justice. He is a lawyer, politician, and former Minister of Justice in France. Badinter is best known for his work in abolishing the death penalty in France, which he achieved in 1981.

Badinter's interest in law began at a young age. He studied law at the University of Paris and later became a lawyer. He quickly gained a reputation as a brilliant legal mind and was soon appointed to the French Constitutional Council.

In 1981, Badinter was appointed as the Minister of Justice in France. One of his first acts in office was to work towards the abolition of the death penalty. He argued that the death penalty was a violation of human rights and that it had no place in a modern, civilized society.

Badinter's efforts paid off when the French National Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty in September 1981. This was a historic moment in French history, and Badinter's work was widely praised.

In addition to his work on the death penalty, Badinter has also been a vocal advocate for human rights. He has spoken out against torture, discrimination, and other forms of injustice. He has also been a strong supporter of the European Union and has worked to promote European integration.

Badinter's legacy is one of justice and compassion. He has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of others, and his work has had a profound impact on French society. He is a true hero of the legal profession and a shining example of what can be achieved when one is committed to justice.


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