FACTOID # 7: The top five best educated states are all in the Northeast.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Kenneth Keith

Sir Kenneth James Keith, ONZ, KBE, QC (19 November 1937 – ) is a New Zealand Judge appointed to the International Court of Justice in November 2005. Badge of the Order of New Zealand The Order of New Zealand is the highest honour in New Zealands honours system. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand Cross... Cherie Booth QC wearing her ceremonial robes (including full-bottomed wig) as Queens Counsel at the Bar of England and Wales. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ; French: ) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Keith was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and studied law at the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, and Harvard Law School. He was a member of the faculty of Victoria University from 1962 to 1964 and from 1966 to 1991. He served in the New Zealand Department of External Affairs during the early 1960s, and as a member of the United Nations Secretariat from 1968 to 1970. After this, he served as the Director of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs and as president of the New Zealand Law Commission. He was also a member of the Royal Commission on the Electoral System which was key in changing New Zealand's electoral system. The school is built in a striking Spanish Missionary style. ... The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is New Zealands largest research-based university. ... Victoria Universitys Kelburn Campus. ... Harvard Law School, often referred to in shorthand as Harvard Law or HLS, is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... The United Nations Secretariat is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and it is headed by the United Nations Secretary General, assisted by a staff of international civil servants worldwide. ... The Royal Commission on the Electoral System was formed in New Zealand in 1985, and reported in 1986. ... Electoral Reform in New Zealand has, in recent years, become a political issue as major changes have been made to both Parliamentary and local government elections. ...


From 1996 to 2003, Keith was a Judge of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, and was a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. He was subsequently one of the inaugural appointments to the new Supreme Court of New Zealand which replaced the Privy Council. Prior to his appointment to the International Court of Justice, he sat (as required) as a Judge of Appeal in Samoa (since 1982), the Cook Islands (since 1982) and Niue (since 1995), and is Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji. He has also sat as the Chair of a NAFTA tribunal (UPS v Canada). The Court of Appeal of New Zealand, located in Wellington, is New Zealand’s principal intermediate appellate court. ... The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is one of the highest courts in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Supreme Court of New Zealand is the highest court of appeal in New Zealand, having formally come into existence at the beginning of 2004, and sitting for the first time on 1 July 2004. ... Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


He was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1961, and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1994. In 1988 he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for service to law reform and legal education. In June 2007 he became a member of the Order of New Zealand.[1] // Artists impression of an English and Irish barrister A barrister is a lawyer found in many common law jurisdictions which employ a split profession (as opposed to a fused profession) in relation to legal representation. ... Cherie Booth QC wearing her ceremonial robes (including full-bottomed wig) as Queens Counsel at the Bar of England and Wales. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Badge of the Order of New Zealand The Order of New Zealand is the highest honour in New Zealands honours system. ...


He is the first New Zealander ever to be elected to a permanent seat on the International Court of Justice. He is not a stranger to the court, however, as he was previously a member of the New Zealand legal team in the Nuclear Tests cases before the International Court of Justice in 1973, 1974 and 1995.

Preceded by
Pieter Kooijmans
Judge of International Court of Justice
2006-
Succeeded by
incumbent

Pieter Hendrik Kooijmans (born July 6, 1933) is a Dutch diplomat. ... The International Court of Justice is the main judicial organ of the United Nations. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ...

Notes

  1. ^ "Heroes in word and deed", New Zealand Herald, 4 June 2007. Retrieved on 2007-06-04. 

The New Zealand Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Biography from the Supreme Court of New Zealand website
  • Story on appointment
  • Press release from the International Court of Justice
  • Press release from the Prime Minister of New Zealand

  Results from FactBites:
 
Camp David - NOVEMBER 2001 (1505 words)
Kenneth called me promptly the next morning and invited me to visit him on what turned out to be my birthday and the story he was compelled to relate not only is the most bizarre take on the WTC disaster but confirms one's belief in prophecy this side of Nostradamus.
Kenneth and Keith were on their own at the palatial estate Richards leased at the time.
As Keith worked on committing this tune to paper, the two men, very high, began staring into the onyx stone and it was at this point that Keith remarked he was seeing drops of blood, bright red drops of human blood accentuated by the velvet flness of the stone.
Commanding Heights : Lord Kenneth Baker | on PBS (5695 words)
Keith wanted a separate body to think the unthinkable, and Ted Heath always very much regretted that he allowed him to do this, because the Center for Policy Studies started to think the unthinkable and to put forward ideas that were totally against the collectivist views of the Conservative general policy until then.
Keith Joseph did that in the summer of 1974, and he had made some speeches in that summer and autumn which were very controversial.
Keith loved those arguments of ideas, but the British public on the whole, they wanted their politicians to be more down to earth, and Keith always gave the impression that he's rather detached from reality.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m