Pierre Pescatore died on February 2nd, 2010, aged 91.
He was one of the representatives of Luxembourg government at the negotiations of the Treaty of Rome. Then he was a judge at the Court of Justice for 18 years. If that were not enough, he was also a prolific writer, a profound thinker and one of the people who founded and shaped modern European law and the EU. His 1974 book "The Law of Integration" remains a classic.
Above all, he was a fine representative of his generation: Of learned, decent men and women who sought to guide European nations away from the murderous habits of the first half of the Twentieth century and towards a more peaceful path of cooperation, commerce and obedience to the rule of law.
Judge Pescatore was also a true gentleman and a friend and guide to young scholars.
Here is a short bio in French.
If you go to ENA.lu and search for interviews of Pierre Pescatore, you will find some truly remarkable archives.
With his passing, an era comes to a close.