Claire Bazy Malaurie, member of the Constitutional Council of France since 2010, has been elected President of the Venice Commission, succeeding Gianni Buquicchio, who has been President since 2009. Her two-year term begins today, 10 December, and she will be eligible for re-election in 2023. She has been a member of the Venice Commission since 2014.
A graduate of the National School of Administration in France (1978-1980), Ms Bazy Malaurie has held many varied positions in the French government, from Senior Public Auditor of the French Court of Audit (1990-1994) to Director of Hospitals at the French Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (1995-1998). She was member of the Commission for the compensation of victims' losses due to anti-Semitic legislation established during the Nazi Occupation of France (1999-2002) and mediator for collaboration with the academic community on a decree modifying the status of professors (2009). Honours she has received include Officier de la Légion d'honneur (2009) and Officier de l'Ordre national du Mérite (2005). Gianni Buquicchio will continue working with the Venice Commission as “Special Representative”.