Roger Errera
Roger Errera was a former senior member of the Conseil d’Etat, France’s Supreme Court for administrative law.

He was, until 2010, Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest, where he taught free speech and judicial review of administrative action.



judicial institutions free speech and its limits civil liberties in domestic and international law memory, history and law aliens and refugee law administrative law other

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Tribute to Roger Errera -
Civil liberties in France and in the UK: Etat de droit, rule of law
Paris, November 30th, 2015

A tribute to Roger Errera will be held in Paris on November 30th, 2015.

It is organized by the French Conseil d'Etat, the Société de législation comparée and the Franco-british lawyers society.

Programme of the afternoon.

Tribute to Roger Errera
Paris, June 14th, 2015

A tribute to Roger Errera was held in Paris on June 14th, 2015.
(programme on the museum's website and also available as PDF file
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It was held at the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme. The event focused on the Diaspora series, which Roger Errera directed at the Calmann-Lévy publishing house. The series aimed at analysing the jewish existence under religious, historical, political, cultural and philosophical aspects.

Listing of the books of the Diaspora series.

Roger Errera - in memoriam

Roger Errera has passed away on August 12th, 2014.

The website stays online and intends to honor his memory.

The International association of refugee law judges (IARLJ) posted an obituary on its website. Roger Errera was one of the founding judges of the IARLJ.

Release of the new book of Roger Errera: Et ce sera justice. Les juges dans la cité

February 7, 2013

The new book of Roger Errera, And it will be justice, has been released on February 7th.
It deals with the French judiciary system and the challenges it faces.

See the table of contents (in French).

Download the PDF file with the book's cover PDF file.

Doha (Qatar) March 7-9, 2012

Global Symposium on Judicial and Legal Education, organized by the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC).

Presentation on the training of the judiciary in France PDF file.

September 23, 2011

Franco-British Lawyers Society.

Colloquium: "Privacy in an open society".

Paper: "On the origins and content of Article 9 of the Code civil on the right to privacy" (in English).

Bled (Slovenia) September 9, 2011

International Association of Refugee Law Judges.

International Conference: "Between border control, security concerns and international protection: a judicial perpective".

Paper: "A new supra-national court of refugee and asylum law: The Court of Justice of the European Union. A commentary of its recent case law" (in English, available on the IARLJ's website).

For more information about the IARLJ, see

London June 17, 2011

Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

International Seminar "National and international aspects of the Rule of law".

Paper: "Rule of law, Etat de droit and Rechtsstaat: some reflections" (in English).

Paris May 6, 2011

International conference on "Genocide denials and the law".

Opening speech: "History, memory and law" (in English).

Chair, first panel: "Historical perspective: Genocies, Nazi law and denial".

New articles
January 2015
Tribute to Roger Errera, by Jeffrey Jowell

A tribute to Roger Errera, by Jeffrey Jowell , is available on the Bingham Center for the Rule of Law's website.


April 2013
Mariana Cook's Justice: Faces of the Human rights revolution

A text of Roger Errera and his picture can be seen in Mariana Cook's book.

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More information about the book on Mariana Cook's website.


April 2012
Public Law (Londres

Commentary on the decision of the Conseil constitutionnel, November 10th 2011, n° 2011-192 QPC : Protection of defence secrets. Rules concerning searches and seizures in certain places. Limitation of the judiciary's powers.
p. 35

Commentary on the decision of the Conseil d'Etat, February 11th 2011, Mme Susilawati. State ordered to compensate citizen for loss arising from failure of a diplomat to pay wages. No-fault liability of the state. Loss arising from a treaty).
p. 357