Robert Badinter

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Robert Badinter
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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
President François Mitterrand
Preceded by Daniel Mayer
Succeeded by Roland Dumas
French Minister of Justice
In office
23 June 1981 – 19 February 1986
President François Mitterrand
Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy
Preceded by Maurice Faure
Succeeded by Michel Crépeau
Personal details
Born 30 March 1928 (1928-03-30) (age 89)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Political party French Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Élisabeth Badinter

Robert Badinter (French: [badɛ̃tɛʁ]; born 30 March 1928) is a French criminal lawyer, university professor, politician and activist. 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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