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Robert Badinter, the lawyer who fought to end the death penalty in France • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 09 Oct 2021
After many decades of legal wrangling, France finally abolished the death penalty in 1981.The legislation was passed under socialist president François Mitterrand, but the flagbearer for the move was an indefatigable lawyer who was to become minister for justice, Robert Badinter.

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