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.
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
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.
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.