Lecture 2017: Jean Marc Sauvé

Title : Migrations Seen by the Law: A National Judge’s Perspective

Abstract: Mr Sauvé, Vice-President of the Council of State of France, will review the historical developments in the law of foreign nationals and the right of asylum in Europe and France. He will draw on his experience as a national judge to discuss the legal conditions for the reception of migrants and, in particular, asylum seekers and the protection of the fundamental rights of foreign nationals. 

Biographie ofJean-Marc Sauvé: Born 1949.

He graduated from the Institut d’études politiques (IEP) of Paris and holds a master’s degree in economics. He is a former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1975-1977) and joined the Council of State in 1977. He was a technical adviser in the cabinet of Maurice Faure and Robert Badinter, Ministers of Justice from 1981 to 1983. He held the positions of Director of General Administration and Equipment at the Ministry of Justice from 1983 to 1988 and then Director of Civil Liberties And Legal Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior from 1988 to 1994, when he was appointed prefect of the department of Aisne. In 1983, he became a State Counselor and Secretary-General of the Government. Since 3 October 2006, he has been Vice-President of the Council of State. From 2006 to 2013, he also chaired the Commission for Financial Transparency in Political Life. Jean-Marc Sauvé is Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple. He has also been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration since 2006 and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Political Science since 2007. He has published numerous articles and lectures on issues of Public law, European law and the relationship between national and European law and participated in the drafting of several public interest reports, in particular on the ethics of public life. He is chairman of the committee provided for in article 255 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union since its inception in March 2010 and president of the Institut français des sciences administratives.

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