Richard May

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Sir Richard George May (born November 12, 1938 in London , † July 1, 2004 in Oxfordshire ) was a British lawyer .

He studied law at Selwyn College , Cambridge after serving in the Durham Light Infantry . As a barrister , he was admitted 1965th In addition to his legal work, he eventually became a prosecutor before being appointed Crown Court Justice in 1987.

May first made a name for himself as a politician. In 1970 he ran as a Labor candidate for Dorset South and in 1979 as a Labor candidate against Margaret Thatcher in Finchley constituency . From 1970 to 1979 he was a councilor on Westminster City Council .

In 1997 May was appointed to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of the United Nations in The Hague. Here he chaired the proceedings against the former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević for war crimes . Richard May campaigned for the creation of the United Nations International Criminal Court (ICC) . This was also built in The Hague in 2002.

May resigned from office in February 2004 due to health problems. A few days after he was beaten to Knight Bachelor ("Sir") on June 22, 2004 , he died of a brain tumor in his Oxfordshire home .

Individual evidence

  1. Knights and Dames: MA – MIF at Leigh Rayment's Peerage