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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