|Advocate General of the European Court of Justice|
7 October 2006
|Born||22 August 1947
In 1995, Yves Bot was nominated by Jacques Toubon as prosecutor of Nanterre, then Minister of Justice. He directed the courthouse of Le Mans and worked as a counsellor to Pierre Méhaignerie at the Ministry of Justice.
Between October 2002 and October 2004, he was procureur (head of the prosecution) of the Paris Court of large claims (Tribunal de grande instance). Between October 2004 and October 2006, he was procureur général (head of the prosecution and supervisor of the prosecutors of lower courts) of the Paris Court of Appeals, and as such one of the most important members of the French prosecution service. Since 2006 he is Advocate General at the European Court of Justice.
His views on stem cell research have met vigorous disagreement from medical professionals and sufferers from diseases that might be treated using stem cell technology, as his proposal that patenting of stem-cell based medicine should be banned to protect "human dignity" is considered by many to be a threat to the commercial viability of stem-cell research, and a consequent threat to the health of sufferers of diseases that might be treated using stem-cell based medicine.
- "Presentation of the Members". European Court of Justice. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
- Palmer, Alasdair (30 April 2011). "Should the European Court be allowed to dash my hopes of a cure?". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- Biography, Website European Court of Justice
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