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Richard Goldstone

Richard Joseph Goldstone

Former Constitutional Court Judge


Born 26-10-1938 in Boksburg South Africa

Richard Goldstone is a former Constitutional Court Judge. He is currently the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation. He is known for chairing the Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence in South Africa between 1991 and 1994.

Contact details

O: (011) 803-7243


Richard Goldstone's Professional details

Current Position(s)

Visiting Professor of Law | Harvard Law School
Boston | 2007 - present


Co-Chair | Human Rights Institute, International Bar Association
London | 2005 - present


Chair | Bradlow Foundation
1989 - present

Senior Counsel | Johannesburg Bar
1977 - present




Previous Position(s)

Visiting Professor of Law | New York University School of Law
New York | 2006 - 2006

Visiting Professor | Law | University of San Diego
San Diego | 2005 - 2005

Visiting Professor | Harvard Law School
Boston | 2005 - 2005

Visiting Professor | NYU Law School - Spring term
New York | 2004 - 2004

Visiting Professor | Fordham Law School -Fall term
New York | 2004 - 2004

Chair | Standing Advisory Comm of Co Law
1984 - 2004

Justice | The Constitutional Court of South Africa
Johannesburg | 1994 - 2003


Visiting Professor | School of Law | New York University
New York | 2001 - 2001



National President | Crime Prevention & Rehabilitation of Offenders
1982 - 1999


Chief Prosecutor | United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
The Hague | 1994 - 1996

Chief Prosecutor | Intl Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia & Rwanda
Arusha | 1994 - 1996



Judge | Supreme Court of Appeal
Bloemfontein | 1990 - 1994

Judge | Supreme Court of SA, Transvaal Provincial Division
Johannesburg | 1980 - 1989

Advocate | Johannesburg Bar
Johannesburg | 1962 - 1976

Educational history

Secondary

King Edward VII School

Tertiary

Fordham University

Awarded in 2007

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Brooklyn Law School

Awarded in 2006

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Case Western Reserve University

Awarded in 2006

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Brandeis University

Awarded in 2004

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Bard College

Awarded in 2004

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Princeton University

Awarded in 2004

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Wales

Awarded in 2004

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Duke University

Awarded in 2004

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Bowdoin College

Awarded in 2004

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Emory, Atlanta

Awarded in 2001

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Calgary, Canada

Awarded in 1998

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Maryland University College

Awarded in 1998

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Glasgow

Awarded in 1997

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Tilburg University

Awarded in 1997

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Wilfred Laurier, Waterloo, Canada

Awarded in 1995

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Awarded in 1994

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Awarded in 1994

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of the Witwatersrand

Awarded in 1994

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Cape Town

Awarded in 1993

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1962

Bachelor of Law

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1959

BA - Bachelor of Arts

University of Notre Dame

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Achievements

Awards

Richard E. Neustadt Award | Kennedy School, Harvard

Thomas J. Dodd Prize for International Justice | University of Connecticut

International Human Rights Award | American Bar Assoc

International Communication & Leadership Awards | Toastmasters

Paul Harris Award | Rotary Club

Activities

Memberships

World ORT - International technical & technology training org

President, 1996 - 2003

Standing Advisory Commission: Co Law

Member, 1981 - 2003

Board: Law School: University of the Witwatersrand

Member, 1980 - 2000

International panel Government of Argentina Inquiry

Member, 1988 - 1989

Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs: Harvard University

Fellow

St John's College, Cambridge

Honorary Fellow

Inner Temple, London

Honorary Bencher

American Acad of Art & Sciences

Foreign Member

Bar Association of NY

Honorary Member

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Governor

Centre for Economic and Social Rights

Trustee, 2005 - present

International Centre for Transitional Justice, New York

Trustee

Physicians for Human Rights, Boston

Trustee

Human Rights Watch, New York

Trustee, 2004 - present

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HURISA

Trustee


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