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Richard J. Goldstone

Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Richard J. Goldstone served as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from July 1994 to October 2003. Currently, he is the Henry Shattuck Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

He was a member of the committee, chaired by Paul A Volcker, appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to investigate allegations regarding the Iraq Oil for Food Program.

From 1994 to 1996, Justice Goldstone served as the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. From August 1999 until December 2001, he was the chairperson of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo that was established by Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson.

In December 2001, he was appointed as the co-chairperson of the International Task Force on Terrorism that was established by the International Bar Association.

He is presently the co-chairperson of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. From 1999 to 2003, he served as a member of the International Group of Advisers of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Justice Goldstone is a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences — and serves on the boards of Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights and the Institute for Justice in Transition.

Articles by Richard J. Goldstone

Preventing and Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity in the 21st Century

How can we learn from the past to prevent future crimes against humanity?

May 2, 2005