ECHR : Exploring Human Rights

 

‘The idea of fundamental Human Rights is one in which I firmly believe’

 

Reflections on post-war Britain – Maxwell Fyfe’s reflections on the Trials and Human Rights – Safety –

Winston Churchill invitation to join the United Europe movement 1947 – There are waters –

Drafting a Human Rights Convention – Hersch Lauterpacht – Resistance to the Convention –

Personal accounts of negotiating the Human Rights Convention – Reflections on the European Renaissance – International Magna Carta

 

VOICES

 

Commentary by Tom Blackmore

Narrated by Sue Casson

David Maxwell Fyfe : Robert Blackmore

 

WORDS

 

A Political Adventure (David Maxwell Fyfe’s autobiography 1964)

David Maxwell Fyfe’s speech made at the Athenaeum, 1950

Extract from Maxwell Fyfe’s writings about Hersch Lauterpacht

Extract from Hansard 1948 – 50

Postcards and letters exchanged between David and Sylvia Maxwell Fyfe 1950

 

MUSIC

 

Safety 

Adapted from Rupert Brooke’s War Sonnet II Safety

Set to music and played by Sue Casson

Sung by Lily and Sue Casson

 

There are Waters

Adapted from Rupert Brooke's War Sonnets IV The Dead and II Safety

Set to music and played by Sue Casson

Sung by Lily and Sue Casson

 

International Magna Carta 

Words from David Maxwell Fyfe’s suggested preamble to the European Convention on Human Rights

and translated excerpt from Magna Carta 1215

Set to music and played by Sue Casson

Sung by Lily and Sue Casson

 

Recorded at Lana Banana Studios

Engineered by Henry Willard

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