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Claire Dorothea Taylor Palley

(1931-), Jurist

Sitter in 1 portrait
Born in South Africa. The first woman to be Law Professor in the UK and Dean of a Law School. Her writings are concerned with constitutional and human rights issues. She has made detailed examinations of the constitutional position of Northern Ireland, Rhodesia, South Africa and Cyprus and is recognised as a leading international authority on these countries. She has been Constitutional Adviser to the Republic of Cyprus (1980-94; re-elected 1999). She was a member of the Lord Chancellor's Committee on Legal Education, a trustee and council member of the Minority Rights Group (1975-94) and the UK representative on the UN sub-commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (1988-98).

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