Ceremony on 24 February in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche Cologne, 04.02.2013. The French Minister of Justice (ret’d) Prof. Dr. Robert Badinter is awarded legal award European the European Science Prize Carl Heymann. 50,000 Euro prize is awarded by the in the March 2012 in Frankfurt-based Carl Heymanns mbH charitable society for the promotion of legal services and the law. An independent five-member Board of Trustees, chaired by the European Commissioner for Justice, fundamental rights and citizenship Dr. Viviane Reding chose Badinter to the first prize winner. The 1928-born jurist, philosopher, and scholar in Paris for his life’s work, his contributions to the fields of law and politics around the European Union and especially for his draft of the European Constitution une Constitution Europeenne”honored.
The award ceremony will take place on February 24 in the Frankfurter Paulskirche. The winners will be appreciated Dr. Viviane Reding and German Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle. The central concern of the Carl Heymann price is promoting the European idea of peace and freedom as an exemplary project for the future. Personalities will be honored who promoted the integration of the European Union with faculty contributions or their life’s work in the areas of law and policy. The Carl Heymann price goes back to an initiative by Wolters Kluwer Germany.
Wolters Kluwer Germany is also a major sponsor of the charitable society. I feel very honored that occupied high-calibre jury of Carl Heymann price European legal award me has set aside for this price. It is for me an important confirmation of my lifelong efforts for a still for a more United ‘ Europe. Long the United Nations of Europe live”, so the winners Badinter. A life for Europe as the French Minister of Justice in the Government of Francois Mitterrand Robert Badinter in 1981 through the abolition of the death penalty in France. Thanks to its commitment France ratified the Sixth Protocol to the European Convention on human rights, which outlaws the death penalty in 1986.