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Hubert HAENEL

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D Appointed February 25th, 2010 by the President of the Senate
Took the oath of office on March 12th, 2010 before the President of the Republic

Born May 20th, 1942 in Pompey (Meurthe-et-Moselle)
Died during his term of office on August 10, 2015

Education
  • Law degree; Criminology diploma
  • Graduated first of his class from the French National School for the Judiciary

Career
Politics
  • 1976, December : Founding Member of the French Democracy Association
  • 1977, 13 March / 2001, March : Honorary Mayor of Lapoutroie (Haut-Rhin)
  • 1977 / 1995 : President of the Weiss Valley (Haut-Rhin) Intercommunal Syndicate with Multiple Vocations (SIVOM)
  • 1983, 6 March / 1995 : President of the Montcheuil Foundation
  • 1986, 28 September / 2010, 12 March : Haut-Rhin Senator
  • 1986, October : Vice-President of the Rally for the Republic (RPR) at the Senate
  • 1992 / 2010, 12 March : Vice-President of the Alsace Regional Council
  • Elected Member of Parliament of the Year 1995
  • 1995 / 1997 : President of the Bioscope Association (theme park about life and health) 1998 / 2000, 19 January : Senate Secretary
  • 1998, 12 January / 2010, 12 March : President of Symbio (a Bioscope joint association, created to carry out the Bioscope project)
  • 2003, June / 2004 : Secretary General of the New Republic Association
  • 2005, December / 2010, 12 March : Member of the LOLF Friends Club =
Law

  • 1971, 10 July / 1973, 15 July : Judge at the Ministry of Justice's central administration (notably as the Department of the Judiciary Director's Chief of Staff)
  • 1973, 15 July / 1974, 2 March : Technical adviser to the Secretary of State for the Prime Minister (Paul Dijoud)
  • 1975 / 1977 : Technical adviser to the President of the Republic for legal and judiciary issues
  • 1975 : Secretary General of the Supreme Judicial Council
  • 1975, September / 1977 : Appointed Substitute Prosecutor of the High Court (Civil Division) of Meaux
  • 1976 / 1986 : Associate Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille-III and the Institute of Political Science in Aix (French political, administrative, and judicial institutions)
  • 1977 / 1986 : Member of the Council of State
  • 1981, March / 1985, September : Government Commissioner to the special Pension Cassation Commission at the Council of State
  • Since 1996 : President of the Commission on the Harmonisation of local Alsace-Moselle laws
  • Since 2008, 24 January : Vice-President of the Circle of Constitutional Experts' governing board
Justice and security
  • 1986, June : Member of the Commission established to Reflect on the Rationalisation of the Ministry of Justice's Structures
  • 1991 : President of the Committee of Inquiry on the Functioning of the Judiciary
  • 1992 : President of the Committee of Inquiry on the Functioning of Administrative Justice
  • 1993 : Co-chair of the working group on local justice
  • 1993 : Rapporteur for the constitutional reform
  • 1993, October : President of the Study Commission on the Forms and Content of a Local Justice System
  • 1997, October / 2004, October : Special Rapporteur for the budget of Justice
  • 2001, 16 October / 2010, 12 March : Member of the Court of Justice of the Republic
  • 2007 / 2010, 12 March : Member of the National Committee for Security Intercepts Control
  • 2010, 12 March : Member of the Constitutional Council appointed by the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher
Défence
  • Colonel of the Police Force (operational reserve)
  • 1977 / 1978 : Auditor of the 30th Institute of Advanced Studies of National Defence (IHEDN) national session
  • 1993, October : Member of Parliament on a military reserve mission for the Minister of Defence
  • 2007, 14 November / 2010, 12 March : Member of the Senate's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces Committee's working group on the future of police organisation and missions
Spatial planning
  • 1986, January : Mission officer for the study and proposition of administrative simplification in rural areas
  • 1987, February / 1995 : President of the senatorial working group on mountains
  • 1990 / 1995 : President of the senatorial working group for rural development (GESAR)
  • 1993 : President of the Committee of Inquiry on the Functioning of SNCF
  • Initiator of the regionalisation experimentation for rail transport
  • 1996 / 2008, 20 February : SNCF Administrator
  • 1998, March / 2010 : President (RPR then UMP) of the Transport, Large-scale Facilities, and Regional Planning Committee of the Alsace Regional Council
  • 1999, 11 March / 2010, 12 March : Full Member of the Decentralisation Committee
  • 1999, 11 May / 2010, 12 March : Administrator (representing the Alsace region) of the National Rhône Company
  • 1999 : President of the Rhine Territorial Commission of French Inland Waterways
  • 2002, 1st of September / 2003, 1st of March : Member of Parliament expert on rail freight for the Minister of Equipment, Transport, Housing, Tourism and Sea and for the Secretary of State for Transport and Sea
  • 2003, 28 August: Member of the Steering Committee for the Research and Innovation Program in Land Transport 2002-2006
  • 2008, 29 April / 2008, 8 October: Member of Parliament expert on the evolution of the railway system for the Secretary of State in charge of Transport
Health and Environment
  • 1974, 2 March / 1974, 24 May : Chief of Staff of the Secretary of State for the Environment (Paul Dijoud) under the Minister of Cultural and Environmental Affairs
  • 1974, 24 May / 1975, September : Chief of Staff for the Minister of Quality of Life (André Jarrot)
  • 1979, August : Rapporteur-General for the working group, presided by Prof. Jean Bernard, in charge of establishing an action plan against alcoholism
  • 1980 / 1986 : Member of the High Study and Information Committee on Alcoholism
European and International Responsibilities
  • 1999, February : Rapporteur, on behalf of the European Union, for the follow-up on Malta's accession procedure to the European Union
  • 1999, 6 October / 2010, 12 March : President of the Senate's European Affairs Commission (formerly the Delegation for the European Union)
  • 2000 : Member of the Convention responsible for drafting the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • 2000, 3 October : Member of the French delegation at the 55th session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • 2001, 10 October : Member of the French delegation at the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • 2002, 25 September : Member of the French delegation at the 57th session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • 2002, 28 February / 2003, 10 July : Member of the Convention on the Future of Europe
  • 2002, September : Member of the Council of European and International Prospects for Agriculture and Food at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • 2003, 3 October : Member of the French delegation at the 58th session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • 2005, January / 2006, December : First Vice-President of the European Movement in France
  • 2006, 18 December : Member of the Honorary Committee of the Treaty of Rome's 50th Anniversary
  • 2006 / 2010, 12 March : Member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
  • 2007, 22 September : Member of the French delegation at the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • 2007, October / 2007, 22 November : Draftsman for the French presidency of the European Union programme's budget (Government Action Mission)
  • 2007, December : Member of the Steering Committee for European issues in charge of preparing the French Presidency of the European Union during the second half of 2008
  • 2009, 4 February / 2010, 12 March : President of the interparliamentary group France-Holy See

DistincHonours and Awards
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (2010)
  • Officer of the National Order of Merit (1979)
  • Knight of the Order of Academic Palms
  • Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit
  • Commander of the Federal Republic of Germany's Merit of Order (2008)
  • Grosse silberne Ehrenzeichen mit dem stern für Uerdienste Um die Republik Österreich (Austria)
  • Maarjamaa Risti teise klassi ordeni (Estonia)
Publications
Politics
  • Le Partage des mots, Strasbourg, Chantrel, 1991
  • De facteur à sénateur, chemin faisant..., Strasbourg, La Nuée bleue/DNA, collection Figures d'Alsace, 2003
Justice
  • Justice sinistrée, démocratie en danger, Paris, Economica, 1991
  • Le service public de la justice (coll.), Paris, Odile Jacob, 1998
  • Les infractions sans suite ou la délinquance mal traitée (rapport à la Commission des Finances du Sénat), Sénat, 1998
  • Le Juge et le politique (coll.), Paris, PUF, 1998

Défense
  • La Défense nationale, Paris, PUF, collection "Que sais-je ?", 1982 (réédité en 1989)
  • La Gendarmerie (coll.), Paris, PUF, collection "Que sais-je ?", 1983 (réédité en 1999)
  • La Marine nationale, Paris, PUF, collection "Que sais-je ?", 1986
  • L'Armée de l'Air, Paris, PUF, collection "Que sais-je ?", 1986
  • L'Armée de Terre, Paris, PUF, collection "Que sais-je ?", 1987
  • Le plan de valorisation des réserves : un deuxième souffle pour les armées, rapport au Premier ministre, 1994
  • La gendarmerie nationale, une institution républicaine au service du citoyen, Paris, Odile Jabob, 2000
Aménagement du territoire
  • Le monde rural, une chance pour la France, rapport au ministre de l'Agriculture, 1986
  • L'Avenir de l'espace rural français (coll.), Paris, Economica, 1991
  • Fret ferroviaire français : la nouvelle bataille du rail (en collaboration avec François Gerbaud), La Documentation française, 2003
  • Des régions à l'Europe : les nouveaux défis du chemin de fer français, La Documentation française, 2008
  • Des régions à l'Europe : les nouveaux défis du chemin de fer français (rapport d'information du Sénat), Sénat, 2009
Europe
  • Justice, police et sécurité dans l'Union européenne, Paris, Fondation Robert Schuman, 2003
  • Enraciner l'Europe (en collaboration avec François Sicard), Paris, Seuil, 2003
  • Les Parlements nationaux, un appui pour l'Europe, Paris, Fondation Robert Schuman, 2006
  • Réflexions d'un ancien conventionnel sur la relance européenne, Paris, Fondation Robert Schuman, 2007
  • Les parlements nationaux et l'Union européenne après le Traité de Lisbonne (rapport d'information du Sénat), Sénat, 2008