Colin Aikman

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Colin Campbell Aikman
Born (1919-08-24)24 August 1919
Died 22 December 2002(2002-12-22) (aged 83)
Residence New Zealand, Fiji
Citizenship New Zealand

Colin Campbell Aikman CBE (24 August 1919 – 22 December 2002) was a New Zealand public servant, lawyer and diplomat. He was Professor of Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law at Victoria University of Wellington between 1955 and 1968; first Vice Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji; and New Zealand’s High Commissioner to India and Bangladesh and Ambassador to Nepal between 1975 and 1978.[1][2]

He reported on the Nuremberg trials for the New Zealand government[3] and spoke for New Zealand at the UN when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted.[4]

Aikman's daughter, Helen Aikman (6 December 1955 – 8 January 2012) was a Queen's Counsel.[5][6]


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