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Renaud DENOIX de SAINT MARC

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DAppointed February 22nd 2007 by the President of the Senate
Took the oath of office on March 5th 2007 before the President of the Republic

End of term : march 2016

Born September 24th 1938 in Boulogne-sur-Seine
Education
  • LL.B.
  • Diploma of the Paris Institute of Political Science
  • Former Student of the Ecole nationale d'administration ("Blaise Pascal" Class)
Career
  • 1962, February / 1964, May : Student at the Ecole nationale d'administration
  • 1964, 10 June / 1965, 1 December : Junior Member of the Council of State (2nd class)
  • 1965, 1 December / 1972, 18 January : Junior Member of the Council of State (1st class)
  • 1968, January / 1969, October : Head of the Legal Consultation Department, Minister of Agriculture
  • 1970, 1 October / 1973, 13 Mars : Head of the Legal Consultation Department, Minister of Agriculture on long-term secondment
  • 1972, 18 January / 1986, 5 July : Senior Member of the Council of State
  • 1972, August / 1975, March : Deputy Commissaire of the Government at the National Hunting Board
  • 1973, 13 March / 1978, 24 April : Rejoins the Council of State
  • 1973, June : Legal Adviser at the Minister of Transport (Carriage of goods by land)
  • 1974, April / 1978, May : Commissaire of the Government in the Litigation Department of the Council of State
  • 1977, January / 1980, December : Vice-President of the Higher Council of Listed Installations at the Ministry for the Quality of Life
  • 1978, 24 April / 1979, July : Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Justice, Alain Peyrefitte
  • 1979, July / 1982, September: Director of Civil Matters at the Ministry of Justice on long-term secondment
  • 1981, August : Member of the Law Committee of the Interministerial Committee on Nationalisations
  • 1982, 21 September / 1986, 10 April : Rejoins the Council of State
  • 1983, 1 January : Commissaire of the Government in the Litigation Department of the Council of State
  • 1983 / 1987 : Professor at the Paris Institute of Political Science
  • 1983, October / 1986, April : Deputy Rapporteur at the Constitutional Council 19851985 5 July / 1995, 23 April : Councillor of State
  • 1985, 1 November / 1986, 1 July : Alternate Commissaire du Government at the Court of Conflicts
  • 1985 / 1987 : Professor at the Ecole nationale d'administration
  • 1986, 10 April / 1995, 23 April: Secretary General of the Government on long-term secondment
  • 1991 / 2006 : Vice-President of the National Political Science Foundation
  • 1995, 23 April / 2006, 25 September : Vice-president of the Council of State
  • 1996, December : President of a steering committee for the establishing of closer links between the Ecole Nationale d'Administration and the International Institute of Public Administration
  • 1997 : Member of the Cynegetic, Forest and Scientific Council of Chambord
  • 1999, 14 December / 2004, December: President of the Board of Directors of the National Hunting Board renamed since July 2000 National Hunting and Wild Animals Board
  • 2000, February : President of the Board of the Claude Erignac Association
  • 2000, July / 2006, September: Vice-President of the History Committee of the Ecole nationale d'administration
  • 2003, February/2003, October : President of the Committee for the revision of the status of the Military
  • 2004, 1 February / 2004, 8 March : Entrusted by the Prime Minister (Jean-Pierre Raffarin) together with Guy Canivet and François Logerot with carrying out an administrative enquiry into possible offences committed at the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Nanterre and pressures and threats made with respect to certain members of the Judiciary at this Court (Alain Juppé case)
  • 2004, 29 November : Member of the Institute (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) elected to to seat previously occupied by Jacques Leprette
  • 2005, 1 January / 2007, 31 December : President of the Le Siècle Association
  • 2006, 12 April : President of the Management Board of the National Domain of Chambord
  • 2007, 5 March (since): Member of the Constitutional Council appointed by the President of the Senate, Christian Poncelet
Decorations and Honours
  • Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (2008)
  • Chevalier of the National Order of Merit
  • Cross of Military Valour
  • Chevalier of the Order of Agricultural Merit and the Palmes académiques ( for services to Education)
  • Prize Edouard Bonnefous 2001 of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences)
Publications
General works
  • Le service public de la justice judiciaire, Paris, FNSP, 1983
  • Leçons de droit administratif, (coll. avec ROUGEVIN-BAVILLE Michel, LABETOULLE Daniel), Pais, Hachette Supérieur, 1989
  • Le Service public, rapport au Premier ministre, Paris, La Documentation française, 1996
    L'Etat, Paris, PUF, collection Que sais-je ?, 2004
  • Juger l'administration, administrer la justice : mélanges en l'honneur de Daniel Labetoulle, (dir.) Paris, Dalloz, 2007
    Histoire de la loi, Toulouse, Privat, 2008
General Articles
  • « L'exécution incomplète du service » in AJDA, p.599, 1977
  • « Contributions récentes de la jurisprudence du Conseil d'Etat au statut juridique de la personne humaine » in La justice entre deux millénaires. Mélanges offerts à Pierre Dray, Paris, Dalloz, 2000
  • « Le Secrétaire Général du Gouvernement » in Le rôle et la place de l'Etat au début du XXe siècle, Paris, PUF, 2001
    « Les projets de loi et de décret devant le Conseil d'Etat » in La procédure en tous ses états. Mélanges en l'honneur de Jean Buffet, Paris, Petites Affiches, 2004
  • « Le Courage de l'homme d'Etat », discours prononcé lors de la séance solennelle de rentrée des cinq Académies sur le thème " Le courage ", dédiée au chancelier Pierre Mesmer (Institut de France, 25 octobre 2005)
  • « Il est difficile de demander aux juges d'augmenter leur productivité » in AJDA n° 15 p. 628-629,2005
  • « Vers une socialisation raisonnée du risque » in AJDA n° 40 p. 2201, 2005
  • « Le mandat d'arrêt européen devant le Conseil d'Etat » in Le droit à la mesure de l'Homme : mélanges en l'honneur de Philippe Léger, Paris, A. Pédone, 2006
  • « Le Conseil d'Etat, acteur déterminant de l'élaboration des lois et des règlements » in La semaine juridique. Edition générale n° 10-11 p.479-482, 2006
  • « Pourquoi il faut sauver l'Etat » in La Croix, 8 décembre 2006
  • « Qu'est ce que vouloir réformer ? » in Revue administratif, n° 353 p. 454-455, 2006
  • « Les considérations de fait devant le Conseil d'Etat, juge de Cassation » in Mélanges en l'honneur de Jacques Boré : la création du droit jurisprudentiel, Paris Dalloz, 2007
  • « Le Conseil d'Etat et les actes parlementaires » in Juger l'administration, administrer la justice : mélanges en l'honneur de Daniel Labetoulle, (dir.) Paris, Dalloz, 2007

Article on the Constitutional Council and Constitutional law
  • « Postface, Etat de droit » in L'Etat de droit. Mélanges en l'honneur de Guy Braibant, Paris, Dalloz, 1996