Tony Honoré was born in London but was brought
up in South Africa, where he was at school and began studying at university.
He served in the army during the Second World War and was severely wounded
in the battle of Alamein. After the war he continued his studies at
Oxford University and has gone on to live, teach and write there for
the last fifty-five years. Between 1971 and 1988 he was Regius Professor
of Civil Law in the University and in retirement has continued to be
productive. In South Africa, where he made a contribution to the setting
up of the new Constitutional Court in 1995, his standing has been recognised
by the award of three honorary degrees. He has also been honoured by
Edinburgh University. Two Festschrifts has been published in his honour.
He is married and lives in Oxford.
Photograph by Bernd Noelle
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In recent years Tony Honoré has been working on problems
of responsibility that arise out of his work with H.L.A.Hart on causation.
His collection of essays Responsibility and Fault was published in 1999 and
the second edition of Ulpian now called Ulpian:
Pioneer of Human Rights was published in March,