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Karl Hudson-Phillips

Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips, ORTT, QC (b. April 20, 1933) is a former Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago and a former judge of the ... More »Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips, ORTT, QC (b. April 20, 1933) is a former Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago and a former judge of the International Criminal Court. He was also Lead Counsel in the murder trial of Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. Hudson-Phillips read law at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; after completing a Master's degree in Law in 1959 he was called to the bar at Gray's Inn, London. He returned to Trinidad and Tobago where he established a distinguished legal practice and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1970. 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 this capacity he was associated with the dreaded "Public Order Act" which was proposed by the People's National Movement government in response to the Black Power riots and Army Mutiny of 1970. In 1973 he fell out of favour with then Prime Minister Eric Williams (for openly campaigning to replace... [ Wikipedia ]

Tributes pour in at funeral

Trinidad Express columnist and former diplomat Reginald Dumas made the comment during his eulogy at yesterday’s funeral service for former attorney general Karl Hudson-Phillips, QC, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain. Hudson-Phillips, 80, died in his sleep in the ...

Chronicling the rise of the calypso king

... the Caribbean Federation collapse), vignettes (his relationship with mother Clarissa), his political affiliations (ONR), friendships (the late Karl Hudson-Phillips), rivalry (with Lord Kitchener) milestones (statue of himself at St Ann’s) and, of course, music from Sparrow’s extensive repertoire...

Aspects of Antiguan cultural change (Part III)

Quite recently, Karl Hudson-Phillips, the supreme manipulator who masterminded the whole prosecution business, was called home to sleep with his ancestors. I do not pretend to have any connections with the nether world, but in my limited way, I believe that unless he repented of his ...

LOSS OF A LEGEND

Prominent Queen’s Counsel Karl Hudson-Phillips, a legal luminary and political pioneer, left this world quietly, dying in his sleep yesterday morning. He was 80 years old. Hudson-Phillips left Trinidad on Tuesday afternoon with his wife, Kathleen, for England and arrived on ...

‘Humble Karl’ turned down UWI doctorate

That is the kind of man that Karl Hudson-Phillips was, the legal fraternity and the country of Trinidad and Tobago has lost one of its leading lights,” he said. Works Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan said the fact that the nation’s three daily newspapers featured Hudson-Phillips ...

Karl i¿½ a true friend and trusted adviser

Tunapuna : Trinidad and Tobago | Jan 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM PST One was Diego Martin East MP and Attorney General, Karl Hudson-Phillips (who was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1970). The other was Dr John Bharath, St Augustine MP and member of the Opposition, Democratic Labour Party (DLP). ...

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Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

A QUINTESSENTIAL citizen of the world. This was the description given to internationally renowned jurist Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips, QC, by his close friend Ferdie Ferreira hours after learning of his sudden death in London, England, yesterday. Hudson-Phillips, 80, died peacefully in ...

I'M NOT LEAVING

Law Association president on call by Hudson-Phillips to step down: Law Association president Seenath Jairam SC is not stepping down as president even as a bitter verbal battle is being played out publicly between Jairam and former attorney general Karl Hudson-Phillips, QC. After a ...

Rowley: Politicians should follow his example

Present-day politicians and attorneys would do well to follow the example of former attorney general, the late Karl Hudson-Phillips QC, Opposition Leader Keith Rowley stated. Rowley said it was with a great sense of loss that he received the news of Hudson-Phillips’s passing. ...

DPP Gaspard ‘shocked, sad’

Condolences continue to pour in following the death of former attorney general Karl Hudson-Phillips. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard SC, in paying tribute to the former AG, described Hudson-Phillips as “an outstanding attorney, a gentleman, a friend and a ...

A formidable figure in court, says Archie

A formidable figure in court, says Archie AS tributes continued to pour in yesterday for the late Karl Hudson-Phillips QC, Chief Justice Ivor Archie described the former attorney general as “a significant presence”. “The judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago joins the law ...

Henderson ‘devastated’ by passing

Newly-appointed Judge of the International Criminal Court, Geoffrey Henderson, said yesterday he was devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected death of Karl Hudson-Phillips, former ICC judge and legal luminary. “Karl was not only a larger than life, formidable barrister...

Legal luminary leaves a void

THE death of Karl Hudson-Phillips QC brings to an end an era of legal luminaries in this country, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar stated yesterday. Hudson-Phillips, 80, passed away in his sleep in England, yesterday. “His death was unexpected as he had travelled to London...

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Anand: A larger than life character

This was just one of the accolades bestowed on late former attorney general Karl Hudson-Phillips by the current AG in office, Anand Ramlogan. In a statement yesterday on Hudson-Phillips’ passing in London yesterday, Ramlogan described the former president of the Law Association as ...

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Tributes pour in for Karl

Tributes poured in yesterday for Karl Hudson-Phillips, QC, fondly known as “KHP”, who died in his sleep in London yesterday. He said: “I was shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden passing a little after 6 a.m. yesterday when my sister called crying to give me the sad news. She is ...

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