Albie Sachs

Albie Sachs was a justice of the South African Constitutional Court from 1994 to 2009. An outspoken opponent of the apartheid regime, Sachs was known for his activism since his involvement in the 1955 Defence Campaign which helped kickstart the African National Congress' efforts to oppose apartheid. His involvement with the ANC brought controversy throughout his career as he was accused of being involved with torture and imprisonment of opposition figures during their freedom fighting days. Sachs was interviewed by Catherine Admay, a visiting professor of public policy, Kenneth Broun, a professor of law and former dean of University of North Carolina Law School, and civil rights litigator Geraldine Sumter. They discuss his role as a white South African freedom fighter, his interest in law and advocacy, and his eventual role in the new Constitutional Court of a post-apartheid South Africa.

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