Personal library of Judge Roger Errera donated to the MPI Luxembourg

13 April 2020

Madame Errera-Hoechstetter generously donated 700 books and periodicals from the personal collection of her husband - the late Judge Roger Errera - to the Max Planck Institute Library.

The donation reflects the scope of Judge Errera’s main fields of activity on national and international levels and includes such topics as comparative law (especially British public law), administrative law, alien and refugee law, civil liberties, history and law, secularism, freedom of speech, judicial institutions and accountability of judges.

Roger Errera was a graduate of the Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA) and of the IEP de Paris (Sciences Po); and a senior member of the Conseil d’Etat. He sat, from 1998 until 2002, on the Conseil supérieur de la magistrature, the body that vets judicial appointments and acts as a disciplinary board for the judiciary. He was a visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest from 1994 until 2010, where he taught free speech and judicial review of administrative action.

Judge Errera was a member of the Board of the Ecole nationale de la magistrature, the state school where judges are trained. He chaired the Board of the Ecole nationale supérieure de la police de Saint-Cyr-au-Mont d’Or and was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee. He taught in France, at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, the Ecole nationale d’administration and the Ecole nationale de la magistrature, and abroad, at the University of London (University College). Judge Errera was a consultant and an expert for the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the OECD; from 1990 on, notably with the Czech Republic and all the central and eastern European states, when several of them joined the EU.

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Photo : Judge Roger Errera © Mariana Cook 2011

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