(born August 22, 1947) is a French magistrate
and currently serves as Advocate General
at the European Court of Justice
In 1995, Yves Bot was nominated by Jacques Toubon
as prosecutor of Nanterre
, then minister of justice. He directed the corthouse 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.
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