Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 06 Aug - Wed 13 Aug, 2003
(Session 412)

Richard Goldstone Richard J. Goldstone (Co-Chairperson)

Country/Region: South Africa

Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa, Braamfontein; Former Chief Prosecutor, International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

Most Recently Attended: (2001)
International Legal Perspectives on Human Rights
(Session 390)

Richard GOLDSTONE (Co-Chair) is a justice of the South African Constitutional Court and chairman of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. Justice Goldstone is also a member of the international panel established in 1997 by the government of Argentina to monitor the Argentinean inquiry to elucidate Nazi activities in the Argentine Republic since 1938. He is chairman of the Standing Advisory Committee on Company Law, chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, governor of The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and chairman of the Bradlow Foundation. From 1986 to 1999, he served as the president of the National Institute of Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of Offenders. From 1994 to 1996, Justice Goldstone was chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and in 1994, he received the American Bar Association's International Human Rights Award. He served as a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa from 1989 to 1994, as a judge of the Transvaal Supreme Court from 1980 to 1989, and from 1963 to 1980, he was advocate and later senior counsel for the Johannesburg Bar. He received a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Witwatersrand. Justice Goldstone served on the faculty of Salzburg Seminar Sessions 339 and 359, Human Rights: An International Legal Perspective, 1996 and 1998.

Media files from Richard J. Goldstone

Justice Richard Goldstone on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention

Why Salzburg? Justice Richard Goldstone explains.