Harry Woolf

February 11, 2013

Jewish values are the same values important to English lawyers, particularly judges. Compared with modern human rights, Jewish law emphasises duties over rights, as did English Common Law when I became a judge. Today rights and duties are complementary. Perhaps my Judaism helped me understand this.

Baron Woolf has been Master of the Rolls and Lord Chief Justice. He is now a non-permanent judge at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

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