German-born New Zealand jurist, Sir Thomas Eichelbaum, Died at 87


Sir Johann Thomas Eichelbaum was born on May 17, 1931, in Königsberg, Germany and died on October 31, 2018.

He was the eleventh Chief Justice of New Zealand.

Eichelbaum’s family emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand, in 1938 to get away from the mistreatment of Jews.

He turned into a naturalized New Zealander in 1946. Eichelbaum was instructed at Hutt Valley High School, at that point went to Victoria University College, graduating LLB in 1954.

Following his retirement from the seat, Eichelbaum directed examinations on various questionable subjects.

Eichelbaum led the 2000– 2001 Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification.

Eichelbaum likewise examined the purposes behind New Zealand losing co-facilitating rights to the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

Following his report, the director and the CEO of the New Zealand Rugby Union both surrendered.

During 2001, he led a clerical request exploring youngsters’ proof in the questionable Peter Ellis case.

His report, which has been broadly censured, maintained the blameworthy decisions and stands as opposed to a before report by resigned High Court judge, Sir Thomas Thorp.

A New Zealand Law Journal publication has expressed that Eichelbaum had either not perused every one of the kids’ announcements (looking into just those permitted by the preliminary judge) or that, “with deference, his judgment is to blame.” On 6 February 1989, Eichelbaum was designated a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of British Empire in the 1989 Special Honors, and later that equivalent year was selected to the Privy Council.

He was a non-perpetual judge of the Hong Kong SAR Court of Final Appeal and low maintenance equity of the Supreme Court of Fiji and the Court of Appeal of Fiji.

He died in Auckland, having been predeceased by his significant other, Vida, Lady Eichelbaum, in 2013.

Sir Johann Thomas Eichelbaum passed away at 87 years old.


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