Richard Goldstone

Richard Goldstone is a judge from South Africa who has worked both in his own country and abroad to adjudicate political conflicts. In South Africa, he played a pivotal role in using the law to undermine apartheid-era laws like the Group Areas Act which mandated segregation. Goldstone was later tasked with leading a commission to investigate political violence in the country during the transition out of apartheid. Later, he worked with the United Nations to prosecute war crimes in Rwanda and Yugoslavia. He was interviewed by professors Janet Ewald, Sheridan Johns and Catherine Admay in 1997. They discussed how the Sharpeville massacre shaped his university activism, his innovative approach to adjudicating the Govender case, and how meeting with prisoners shaped his career.

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