Gerald Fitzmaurice

Gerald Fitzmaurice

Sir Gerald Gray Fitzmaurice GCMG, QC (24 October 1901 – 1982) was a British barrister and judge. He was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration between 1964 and 1973 and a Senior Judge of the International Court of Justice between 1967 and 1973, before becoming a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg in 1974.

Life

He was born on 24 October 1901, the younger son of UN Assembly.[1]

Fitzmaurice was the UK Counsel to the Bencher of Gray's Inn.[1]

Fitzmaurice was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration between 1964 and 1973 and a Senior Judge of the International Court of Justice between 1967 and 1973.[1] He became a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg in 1974. During his long career in the law he received honorary degrees of Doctor of Law from the University of Edinburgh in 1970 and the University of Cambridge in 1972.[1]

Personal life

He married Alice Evelina Alexandra Sandberg on 15 September 1933 and the couple had two sons, James Alexander Swynfen Fitzmaurice (born 6 July 1936) and Maurice Evelyn Forbes Fitzmaurice (born 26 February 1939).[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Montgomery-Massingberd. Burke's Irish Family Records. p. 435. 

References

  • Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1976). Burke's Irish Family Records. London: Burkes Peerage Ltd. 
  • Sir Gerald Gray Fitzmaurice. thepeerage.com

Literature

  • J. G. Merrills, Judge Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice and the discipline of international law, Kluwer Law International, 1998, ISBN 90-411-o538-7, 347 pages, url