Biography of Adeline Hazan
Adeline Hazan was born in Paris on 21 January 1956.
She graduated from the National Magistrates School in 1979, after having gained a degree in private law in 1976 and having attended the Institute of criminology in 1977. Currently a magistrate, she was a sentencing judge at the Châlons-sur-Marne High Court from 1980 to 1983, then judge at a juvenile court in the Paris area until 1990.
She was chair of the magistrates’ trade union from 1986 to 1989. After having been chargée de mission for the General Secretariat for integration in 1990 and 1991, then sector head for the prevention of delinquency at the urban interministerial delegation from 1991 to 1995, she returned to being a judge at the juvenile court within the Paris High Court.
In June 1997, she was appointed as an adviser to the Minister for employment and solidarity, Martine Aubry, with responsibility for town policies and integration until 1999.
In 1999, she became a Member of the European Parliament and was re-elected on 13 June 2004.
She was the national secretary for the Socialist Party, with responsibility for society issues from 1995 to 2003, then national secretary in charge of Human Rights from this date onwards.
She was re-elected as mayor of Rheims on 21 March 2008.