Robert Badinter is a Senator in the Parliament of France; he is also on the Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law. He formerly served as a professor of law, Minister of Justice, and President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic. While serving as President of the French Constitutional Council, he chaired the Arbitration Committee established by the European Economic Community to consider requests for admission to the EEC from the Republics of former Yugoslavia. His influence on the French Constitutional Council is the subject of a book, Sur le Conseil constitutionnel: la doctrine Badinter et la démocratie. He is the author or co-author of numerous books including: Liberté, libertés: réflexions du comité pour une charte des libertés and Antisémitsme ordinaire: vichy et les avocats juifs (1940-1944).