Lord Justice Haddon-Cave
|Court of Appeal Judge|
|Assumed office |
|High Court Judge|
Queen's Bench Division
|Born||20 March 1956|
|Alma mater||Pembroke College, Cambridge|
Sir Charles Anthony Haddon-Cave (born 20 March 1956), styled The Rt Hon Lord Justice Haddon-Cave, is a British judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and is the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales.
Haddon-Cave is the son of Sir Charles Philip Haddon-Cave, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong between 1981 and 1985, and elder brother of Francis, who was called to the Hong Kong bar in 1999. He is an uncle of the actresses Jessie Cave and Bebe Cave.
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Haddon-Cave was called to the Bar (Gray's Inn) in 1978, and elected a bencher in 2003. He was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1980. Haddon-Cave took silk in 1999, and served as an assistant recorder from 1998 to 2000. He then served as a recorder until his appointment to the High Court on 31 October 2011, upon which occasion he was knighted.
Haddon-Cave led a review into the 2006 RAF Nimrod crash.
He sentenced the Parsons Green bomber to a minimum of 34 years in prison in 2018. He said, "You will have plenty of time to study the Koran in Prison… the Koran is a book of peace… Islam forbids breaking the law of the land…..Islam forbids terror." He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2018. He was sworn as a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 2018, giving him the honorific title "The Right Honourable".
He is the chair of the 2023 Afghan Unlawful Killings inquiry.
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Source: "Charles Haddon-Cave", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 27th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Haddon-Cave.
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- ^ "The Hon Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, QC". Debretts.com. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- ^ a b "Knighthood conferred". number10.gov.uk. 1 December 2011.
- ^ "Senior Judiciary". judiciary.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- ^ "Parsons Green terrorist is jailed for at least 34 years after the judge rules he lied about only being 18". The Daily Telegraph. 23 March 2018.
- ^ "Parsons Green Tube bomber told to study Koran during life sentence". The Times. 24 March 2018.
- ^ "UK opens inquiry into unlawful killing claims in Afghanistan". Associated Press. 22 March 2023. Retrieved 27 March 2023.
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