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The Resource Michael Kirby : paradoxes & principles, A. J. Brown

Michael Kirby : paradoxes & principles, A. J. Brown

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Michael Kirby : paradoxes & principles
Title
Michael Kirby
Title remainder
paradoxes & principles
Statement of responsibility
A. J. Brown
Title variation
Paradoxes and principles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable story of the life and work of Australia's most famous modern judge. This biography charts Michael Kirby's extraordinary public life from his first forays as a student politician in the early 1960s, to his appointments as foundation chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission in 1975, President of the NSW Court of Appeal in 1984, and Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009). Internationally, Kirby has been a leader in law reform and human rights with the OECD, UNESCO, UN Human Rights Commission and the WHO Global Program on AIDS. He is a former world president of the International Commission of Jurists, and in 1993-1996 was the first Australian to serve as a Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Human Rights. A J Brown reveals Kirby's difficult and often challenging personal path as judge, public intellectual and gay man. He shows the sharp contrast between Kirby's 30-year love affair with controversial public issues and the reality of a man whose underlying message is deeply traditionalist - that people should have faith in the status quo of political institutions, even the monarchy. He shows also how Kirby's most constant companion - publicity - has been a double-edged sword. Behind his active courtship of an unprecedented judicial profile lay a passion for principles and the social relevance of the law, but it drove him into fierce conflict with the many judges and politicians who questioned whether such celebrity was compatible with judicial life. The slow coming together of his personal, professional and public lives culminates in sharp moments of truth - for Kirby, for powerful institutions, and for a society learning to cope with the challenges of change
Biography type
individual biography
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10026717
Cataloging source
ANL
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Brown, A. J.
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kirby, M. D.
  • Judges
Target audience
adult
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paradoxes and principles
Label
Michael Kirby : paradoxes & principles, A. J. Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [430]-446) and index
Contents
Prologue - The Watershed -- 1. The Boy from Concord -- 2. Maker of his Own Fortune -- 3. Lost and Found -- 4. Sydney in the Sixties -- 5. Love's Laws -- 6. First, Principles -- 7. Face of the Eighties -- 8. A Real Judge at Last -- 9. From Theory to Practice -- 10. Brother Judges -- 11. Man on a Mission -- 12. The King and I -- 13. The Highest Court -- 14. Out and About -- 15. The Six Days that Shook the Court -- 16. An Active Judge -- 17. The Seven -- 18. The Victory Lap
Control code
000046630150
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 484 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781862876507
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)701034126
Label
Michael Kirby : paradoxes & principles, A. J. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [430]-446) and index
Contents
Prologue - The Watershed -- 1. The Boy from Concord -- 2. Maker of his Own Fortune -- 3. Lost and Found -- 4. Sydney in the Sixties -- 5. Love's Laws -- 6. First, Principles -- 7. Face of the Eighties -- 8. A Real Judge at Last -- 9. From Theory to Practice -- 10. Brother Judges -- 11. Man on a Mission -- 12. The King and I -- 13. The Highest Court -- 14. Out and About -- 15. The Six Days that Shook the Court -- 16. An Active Judge -- 17. The Seven -- 18. The Victory Lap
Control code
000046630150
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 484 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781862876507
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)701034126

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