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Author Duxbury, Neil, author

Title Lord Kilmuir : a vignette / Neil Duxbury
Published Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2015
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Early Career; III. Conservatism; IV. Domestic Politics; V. Suez; VI. Judicial Independence; VII. Kilmuir as Judge; VIII. End of an Era; IX. Europe; X. Concluding Reflections; Index
Summary This short book examines the career and achievements of Lord Kilmuir (David Maxwell Fyfe), a British politician and former Lord Chancellor who is mainly remembered for some poor and unpopular decisions but who nevertheless made a considerable mark on twentieth-century legal development. After the Second World War, Kilmuir not only excelled as a fellow prosecutor with Justice Robert Jackson at Nuremberg but also played a significant role in the effort to restore European unity, particularly through his involvement in the drafting of the European Convention on Human Rights. Drawing on archival a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Maxwell-Fyfe, David, 1900-1967.
Lawyers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782256253 (electronic bk)
9781782256250 (electronic bk)