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During a superb a part of the years that I served as Minister of Justice of the Government of Spain below the presidency of Felipe González (1982-1996) I had the glory and fortune of assembly, coping with and speaking with Robert Badinter, who died final week, Minister of Justice of France whereas President of the Republic François Mitterrand (1981-1995).

There have been frequent journeys to Paris to assume collectively about issues inside the powers of our respective ministries and, extra particularly, about these associated to the way in which wherein the rule of legislation ought to method the prosecution of terrorist crimes, to which so many victims have been inflicting in Spain by actions of members of the terrorist group ETA.

In addition to the conferences on the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice, in Place Vendome in Paris, I additionally keep in mind the reflections shared at size through the days that Minister Badinter spent in Spain on the event of the primary assembly held in our nation of Ministers of Justice. of the Council of Europe. Throughout these days there was the chance to look at the standing of the Spanish Government's requests for the extradition of ETA members for crimes dedicated in Spain that the French Government had been denying.

Probably, the knowledge that Badinter acquired in regards to the reforms of the Spanish authorized system in execution of the mandates contained within the 1978 Constitution, aimed toward strengthening the Rule of Law of a democratic society, led the French minister to get to know the scenario higher. Spanish and that they contributed to modifying France's place, proposing that such requests be attended to, as they did.

Badinter's intervention exerted nice affect on the selections that, rectifying earlier standards, the competent French our bodies started to undertake from then on. On the event of his dying, it’s truthful and obligatory to recollect these occasions which might be a part of the profession of an exemplary citizen, college instructor, prestigious lawyer, jurist dedicated to the protection of human rights and public freedoms, politician who promoted reforms. transcendental legislative.

I thus report my deep feeling for the dying of Robert Badinter and gratitude in direction of him, who as Minister of Justice of France, helped Spain a lot in instances of most problem.

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