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Professor Markesinis is received by the Institut de France as a Corresponding Fellow

On Monday, 11 October 2004, Professor Basil Markesinis QC, FBA, Chairman of the Institute of Global Law, was formally received by the Insitut de France (French Academy) as its new Corresponding Fellow. He was awarded by the former President of the Academy, Ambassador Alain Plantey, the insignia of Commandeur de la Legion d' Honneur, conferred upon him by the President of France for forty years of services to French and European Law.

Among those present at the ceremony were the former Prime Minister Pierre Messmer, Chancellor of the Institut de France; M. Baulieu, the President of the Institut de France and the Académie des Sciences; M. Albert, the President of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques; M. Hauterives, the Permanent Secretary of the Académie des Beau Arts; the Presidents of the Academies of Aix, Angers, and Besançon; Professor Rodolfo Sacco of the Academia dei Lincei of Rome.

Former Ministers of Justice Jean Foyer, and Allain Toubon, former Minister of Europe Mme Noelle Lenoir, and former Minister of Finance, Stephanos Manos, Member of the Greek Parliament.

M. Guy Canivet, First President of the Cour de Cassation, M. Jean Burgelin, Procureur Général and M. Régis de Gouttes, Premier Avocat Généreral.

M. le Conseiller Dutheillet de Lamothe represented the Conseil Constitutionnel, President Carl Baudenbacher the EFTA Court, Lord Justice Potter, Gray‚s Inn, Professor Michael Bridge, the Provost of UCL. The Royal Belgian Academy was represented by its former President, Professor Marcel Storme. Professor Martin Matthews represented the Oxford Law Faculty, Dean Hubert Bocken, the Law Faculty of Ghent, Professor Guido Alpa, FBA, and Professor Miquel Martin-Casals, the Law Faculties of Genoa, Rome, and Girona/Spain, Mr David Scorey and Mr David Grief represented Essex Court Chambers.

Some photographs from the ceremony and the dinner that preceded it:



From left to right: Ambassador Alain Plantey, former President of the Institut de France, Lord Justice Potter, Treasurer of Gray's Inn, and M. le Conseiller Dominique Hascher (the future Cour de Cassation Professor at the Institute of Global Law)


From left to right: Professor Miquel Martin-Casals of the Law Faculty of the University of Girona, Professor Basil Markesinis, Ms Cathy Brown, Faculty Administrator at the Faculty of Laws at UCL, and Professor Michael Bridge, Dean of the Faculty of Laws of UCL


Ambassador Alain Plantey, former President of the Institute de France, and Professor Basil Markesinis, Fellow the British Academy, Corresponding Fellow of the French Academy, just after the ceremony at the French Academy


From left to right: Dr Jörg Fedtke, Director of the Institute of Global Law at UCL, Professor Basil Markesinis and Ms Cathy Brown, Faculty Administrator at the Faculty of Laws at UCL


From left to right: Rodolfo Sacco of the Academia dei Lincei of Rome and the Institut de France, Professor Basil Markesinis and Professor Michael Bridge, Dean of the Faculty of Laws at UCL

 

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