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Federal Republic of Germany awards Professor Basil Markesinis high decoration

Professor Basil Markesinis, Chairman of the Institute of Global Law, was recently awarded the Knight Commander of the Order of Merit with Star by Germany’s Federal President, Johannes Rau, for his services to comparative law, German law and Anglo-German relations. The first British academic to receive this decoration, Professor Markesinis will be formally presented the Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern at a ceremony organised by Thomas Matussek, German Ambassador to the Court of St James, in June 2003. As the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation, the Bundesverdienstkreuz may be awarded to Germans as well as foreigners for political, economic, social or intellectual achievements and for all kinds of outstanding services to the nation in the field of social, charitable or philantropic work.
Professor Markesinis receiving his award
left to right, Walter Odersky, emeritus President of the German Federal Supreme Court, President Limbach, formally of the German Constitutional Court, Professor Markesinis and The German Ambassador Dr Thomas Matussek
German Awards
left to right, Mrs Markesinis, Professor Markesinis, The Right Honorable Baroness Trumpington, Mrs Julietta Markesinis
German Award
left to right are Walter Odersky, Professor Markesinis and Jörg Fedtke, Deputy Director, enjoying the German wine
View the German Ambassadors speech - English
View Professor Markesinis' speech: German | English
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