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The Fourie Case: Same-Sex Marriage in the South African Constitutional Court


Date:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Time:
12:15PM-1:20PM
Location:
390 (Cap:104)
Speaker(s):
Albie Sachs, AD White Professor At Large
Open To:
Public
Contact:
Dawne Peacock
607-255-5978

RSVP to Dawne Peacock at dfp7@cornell.edu by September 2. Albie Sachs is a distinguished lawyer, judge, activist, scholar and author. He is a renowned former South African Constitutional Court Justice and anti-apartheid activist. In the 1980s, Sachs helped to draft the ANC's Code of Conduct (along with its statutes) with Oliver Tambo, the leader of the organization. He also worked to prepare a new democratic constitution for South Africa during this time. In the 1990s, Albie Sachs became the National Executive of the ANC and a member of the Constitutional Committee. He took part in the negotiations that made South Africa a constitutional democracy, and he was appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve in the Constitutional Court. He has authored numerous books on human rights, including The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (1978); Running to Maputo (1990); The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law (2009); and The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter (2011).