Letter: Heather Rogers obituary


On high of her crowded litigation schedule, notably within the subject of media legislation, the barrister Heather Rogers made time for professional bono work.

In 2012-13 she acted as adviser to the unpaid worldwide fee of judges, which I chaired, on the nonetheless unsolved 1961 air crash in what was then British-ruled Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, that resulted within the deaths of the United Nations secretary basic, Dag Hammarskjöld, and 15 different individuals.

Since among the suspicious characters concerned within the story had been alive and litigious, the recommendation of Heather and her junior, Ben Silverstone, was necessary. The eventual report, which might be discovered on-line at “Hammarskjöld fee report”, was accepted by the UN as a foundation for reopening its personal inquiry.


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