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Judge Navanethem Pillay
Judge, UN International Criminal Tribunal, Rwanda
 

At SWF:

  • Wednesday, October 28th, 7:30 - 10:00PM, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 50 Years Later

RT: Thursday, October 29th, Human Needs/Human Rights: The Evolving Relationship Between the People, Social Policy and the Law

Biography:

Judge Pillay was the first black woman attorney appointed Acting Judge of the South African Supreme Court. Currently serving as a Judge in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Human rights advocate Navanethem Pillay has paved the way for other black women in South Africa. In 1967 Judge Pillay became the first black woman to start a law practice in Natal, while in 1989 she was also the first black women to become a lecturer at Natal University. President Nelson Mandela appointed Judge Pillay as Vice-President of University of Durban-Westville's Council.

Judge Pillay has served a number of human rights organisations, including Lawyers for Human Rights, the Legal Resource Centre, the Women's National Coalition and Equality Now.

Links:

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Judge Navanethem Pillay
University of Durban-Westville
University of Natal

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   --Sima Wali (on Afghanistan)
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