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 MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY TELL

THE STORY OF DAVID MAXWELL FYFE'S JOURNEY FROM NUREMBERG TO STRASBOURG

IN THE RUN UP TO

IMT Nuremberg 75

ECHR 70

2020

 

'You have a very important story for the peace of the world'

 

Father Moritz Fuchs

to David Maxwell Fyfe's grandson Tom Blackmore at Nuremberg 70

 

 

'One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...sublime'

 

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'If our unfortunate generation has proved one thing it has demonstrated that the barbarian is not behind us but always underneath us ready to rise up.'

 

David Maxwell Fyfe

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IN THE RUN UP TO NOVEMBER 2020

 

We will perform our song cycle

 

 DREAMS OF PEACE & FREEDOM

 

to commemorate

the two anniversaries

of the birth of human rights

 

& to respond to present threats to the Convention and other protections to human rights

 

And we will reach out

to share our story

so that others will share theirs.

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‘Maxwell-Fyfe’s involvement

in drafting the ECHR was key.

 

 

In certain ways, in his very person

he also provided a living link between the Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

just as the Universal Declaration reflected the insights and experiences of men and women

who had just witnessed

and in some cases

had been personally devastated

by the events of the second world war so the text of the European Convention was moulded by a man

who had been indelibly affected

by the same epoch making events .’

 

 

FRANCESCA KLUG

A Magna Carta for all Humanity published Routledge 2015

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