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Official launching of French Website at the Cour de cassation in March 2003

Programme and speeches


Opening Statements
M. Guy Canivet, First President of the Cour de Cassation
M. Jean-François Burgelin, Procureur Général of the Cour de Cassation
The Rt. Hon., The Lord Woolf of Barnes, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
The Philosophy Behind the Website
Professor Basil Markesinis, Queen’s Counsel, Member of the British Academy
Keynote Speech
"Legislators, Liberty, and the Law : A Comparative Analysis of the English and French Legal System"
The Rt. Hon., The Lord Irvine of Lairg, The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
Closing Statements
M. Yves Guéna, President of the Conseil Constitutionnel
M. Renaud Denoix de Saint Marc, Vice-President of the Conseil d’Etat
The Rt. Hon., The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Master of the Rolls
End of Conference

Photographs from the official launch of Professor Basil Markesinis' website of translated major French cases under the auspices of the Institute of Global Law of University College London and the Institute of Transnational Law of University of Texas School of Law.

Lord and Lady WoolfLord Woolf of Barnes, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Lady Woolf, followed by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Master of the Rolls, and Lady Phillips greeted by the Garde Republicaine upon arrival at the French Supreme Court.
Professor MarkesinisProfessor Basil Markesinis, QC, LL.D., DCL. FBA. talking about the new site
Lord ChancellorThe Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, signing the Minutes of the proceedings under the watchful eye of the First President of the French Supreme Court M. Guy Canivet. (Read speech)
Group shot
From left to right: Lord and Lady Woolf, M Burgelin, the Procureur General of the Cour de Cassation, the British Ambassador to France, The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, M. Canivet, Lord Phillips, M. Denoix de Saint Marc, Vice President of the Council of State, Dean Michael Bridge of the UCL Faculty of Law, M. Yves Guena, President of the Constitutional Court, Lady Phillips, Professor and Mrs Markesinis.
Lords Woolf and PhilipsLords Woolf and Phillips listening to the speeches.
groupA partial view of the Grand' Chambre of the Court, with the French Minister of Europe, Madame Noelle Lenoir (formerly of the French Constitutional Court) surrounded by Members of the French Academy and, in particular, M Foyer (former Minister of Justice) and Ambassador Alan Plantey (former President of the Academy).
The official opening (seated in the seats normally reserved for the Justices) from left to right:
Professor Markesinis, M Burgelin, Lord Phillips, Lord Woolf, Lord Irvine, President Guena, Vice President Saint Mark. At the podium, the First President, M. Guy Canivet.