Jonathan Cooper Death – Passed Away! With most unfathomable lament Chambers reports the demise of our dear and splendid associate, Jonathan Cooper OBE, who kicked the bucket unexpectedly on Saturday while strolling in Scotland with his significant other, Kevin.
Jonnie was a motivation and life power in Chambers, all through the Bar and internationally. He was pervasive in his impact – battling for LGBT rights with extraordinary mental fortitude and energy; addressing all through the world on common liberties; battling for the Human Rights Act; supporting the European Convention on Human Rights; altering the European Human Rights Law Review and attempting to safeguard the Rule of Law and the autonomy of judges and backers in places as various as Turkey, Belarus, Albania, Africa and all through the Caribbean.
His noteworthy work in testing victimization same sex couples was enormous. Along with Tim Otty QC, Jonnie was the moving power behind the Human Dignity Trust which effectively tested laws condemning gay sex all through the Commonwealth. Jonnie was likewise the Trust’s first persuasive chief. He supported the reason for gay couples who needed to build up their equivalent right to wed and discovered a family in the Caribbean and somewhere else. He was the moving power behind the case testing homophobia in Jamaica of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
His impact and motivation to youthful lawyers, specialists and law understudies was massive. There are many individuals who went to the Bar as a result of him and were energized by him in seeking after a profession in law. He addressed broadly all through the world and was always uplifting and provoking associates to take up and work on cases which he had himself started and motivated. He was likewise a gigantically kind, liberal energetic and fun individual who brought optimism, humor and his irresistible energy to each battling occasion social event which he graced with his quality. His partners and companions in Chambers are loaded up with massive trouble and send our most unfathomable sympathies to his awesome family and his much dearest spouse, Kevin.