Mr Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France in Germany, has presented the insignia of Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour to Her Excellency Isabelle Berro-Amadei, Ambassador of Monaco to Berlin.
In his speech, HE Mr Etienne traced the main stages in the career of Monaco’s Ambassador, citing notably her “judicial career marked by excellence” and “universally recognised legal qualities”. He recalled that HE Ms Berro-Amadei was the first Monegasque magistrate to exercise the functions of judge, then President of Section at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, from 2006 to 2015.
The Ambassador also emphasised the links between HE Ms Berro-Amadei and France, in particular her studies at the University of Nice and at the National School of Magistrates. He highlighted her major involvement as judge-rapporteur for French business in Strasbourg and her close relationship with French institutions, such as the Constitutional Council and the State Council.
Finally, HE Mr Etienne thanked HE Ms Berro-Amadei for her relentless defence of the French language.