‘One of these dominant figures in French politics’: Badinter remembered for humanitarian reforms | EUROtoday

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France’s former justice minister Robert Badinter, who has died aged 95, “was a brilliant lawyer who in the 1970s became convinced that capital punishment should be abolished for humanitarian reasons”, says Paul Smith, associate professor in French atudies at the UK’s University of Nottingham, calling him “a type of dominant figures in French politics”.