This article examines the life and career of Pierre Pescatore, one of the
most prominent, but also controversial, promoters of European
Community law. Drawing on extensive archive material, as well as
interviews with relatives, it aims at understanding how and why he left
such a strong footprint on the development of Community, later EU, law,
both as a judge at the European Court of Justice and as a law scholar.
Going beyond a one-man story, the article situates him in the broader