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Lord Bingham Passes Away

Published on September 12, 2010        Author: 

I am sorry to report that Tom Bingham, the former senior law lord, has died Saturday, aged 76. He was on any account the leading judge of his generation – probably, in the words of Philippe Sands writing today in the Guardian, ‘the greatest English judge of the modern era.’ In particular, his contribution to the implementation of human rights and of international law generally in English courts has been immense. He was President and Chairman of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and indeed BIICL had recently opened the new Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. A sad day for our profession.

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3 Responses

  1. Saro Sapienza

    Yes, we all shall miss him, a great Jurist and HR advocate!
    Saro Sapienza
    Chairman
    Human Rights Programme
    Centre of Research on International Organizations
    The School of Law
    University of Catania
    Italy

  2. Philip L.

    As a student of public int’l law and an enormous supporter of Lord Bingham’s judgments on human rights issues, it is profoundly sad to see him leave this plane.

    He will be missed by many.

    Philip A. Livchitz

  3. Very sad news. Just finished reading his book “The Rule of Law” some weeks ago when I was in Washington, D.C. If you haven’t, please go read it.