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Robert Badinter

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Robert Badinter
Robert Badinter during a demonstration against the death penalty in Paris, on 3 February 2007
French Senator from Hauts-de-Seine
In office
24 September 1995 – 25 September 2011
President of the Constitutional Council of France
In office
19 February 1986 – March 1995
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Preceded byDaniel Mayer
Succeeded byRoland Dumas
French Minister of Justice
In office
23 June 1981 – 19 February 1986
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Preceded byMaurice Faure
Succeeded byMichel Crépeau
Personal details
Born (1928-03-30) 30 March 1928 (age 96)
Paris, France
Political partyFrench Socialist Party
Spouse(s)Élisabeth Badinter

Robert Badinter (French: [badɛ̃tɛʁ]; born 30 March 1928) is a French criminal law lawyer, university professor, politician and activist of Jewish descent. He is against the death penalty, the abolition of which he successfully sponsored in Parliament in 1981. A member of the Socialist Party (PS), he served as Minister of Justice and then President of the Constitutional Council under François Mitterrand.

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