Sunday, February 25, 2018

COP: We have lost a great man

KARL 1976

Karl Hudson-Phillips in 1976

Donstan Bonn

On behalf of the Congress of the People, I extend deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Mr. Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips QC, who passed away in his sleep in London last night.dedicated his life to the tenets of justice.

Mr. Hudson-Phillips graduated from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge in 1959. He was a respected and distinguished legal practitioner, politician, businessman and philanthropist. He served as the President of the Law Association and played a leading role in many legal developments. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 1976. Between 1969 and 1973 he served as Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs. In 1970 he was appointed a Queen's Counsel. He was also one of the architects in the formation of the political party, National Alliance for Reconstruction which served as Government from 1986 to 1991. He was later appointed to serve as a Judge of the International Criminal Court.

Notwithstanding his many public duties, Mr. Hudson-Phillips mentored many young persons in the legal profession, politics and public life. He showed a remarkable personal touch, while dedicating his life to the development of his profession, our governance and the overall growth of our society and its people. He was never afraid to stand for what he believed in.

Our nation has lost a great son of the soil. He has left us a legacy of service and dedication to the public good which we will do well to emulate.

May his soul rest in peace.