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Richard Joseph Goldstone, South African judge, law educator. Bar: Johannesburg 1963. Chairman Standing Advisory Committee on Law, Johannesburg, since 1991; board member Human Right Institute South Africa, since 1996; board directors Physicians for Human Rights, International Center Transitional Justice, South African Legal Services Foundation; Member of American Academy Art and Sciences (foreign), Association Bar of New York (honorary).

Background

Goldstone, Richard Joseph was born on October 26, 1938 in Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Son of Benjamin Harry and Catherine Rose (Jacobson) Goldstone.

Education

Bachelor, University Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, University Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1962. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1994.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Cape Town, South Africa, 1993. Doctor of Laws, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1994. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Natal, Durban, 1994.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, 1995. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Glasgow, Scotland, 1997. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Notre Dame University, 1997.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Catholic University Brabant, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 1997. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Calgary, 1997. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Maryland University College, Mannheim, Germany, 1997.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Emory University, 2001. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Fordham University, 2008.

Career

Senior counsel, 1976. Judge Transvaal Supreme Court South Africa, 1980-1989. Judge appellate division Supreme Court South Africa, 1989-1993.

Justice Constitutional Court South Africa, 1994—2003. Chief prosecutor United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwandah, 1994—1996. Member international panel Commission of Enquiry into the Activities of Nazism in Argentina (CEANA), 1997.

Chairman. Indiana Commission on Kosovo, 1999—2001. Member Volcker Commission, 2004. Chairman Human Rights Council Fact-Finding Mission on Gaza Conflict, 2009.

National president Institute for Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation, 1982—1999. Chairman Commission Inquiry Regarding Public, Violence and Intermediation, 1991—1994. Chancellor University Witwatersrand, 1996.

Faculty member Salzburg Seminar, 1996, 98. Chair advisory committee Institute for History Justice and Reconciliation, 2004—2008, chairman, 2008. Visiting professor School Law and Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University San Diego.

Global visiting professor law New York University School Law, 2004. William Hughes Mulligan visiting professor Fordham Law School, 2004, 09. Henry Shattuck visiting professor Harvard Law School, 2005.

Woodrow Wilson visiting scholar in political science Washington & Jefferson College. Weissberg distinguished professor international studies Beloit College, Wisconsin, 2007.

Achievements

  • Bar: Johannesburg 1963.

Membership

Chairman Standing Advisory Committee on Law, Johannesburg, since 1991. Board member Human Right Institute South Africa, since 1996. Board directors Physicians for Human Rights, International Center Transitional Justice, South African Legal Services Foundation.

Member of American Academy Art and Sciences (foreign), Association Bar of New York (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Wine, reading, music, art, walking.

Connections

Married Noleen Joy Behrman, December 16, 1962. 1 child Glenda Brener;1 child Nicole.

father:
Benjamin Harry Goldstone

mother:
Catherine Rose (Jacobson) Goldstone

spouse:
Noleen Joy Behrman

child:
Nicole Goldstone