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Justice Edwin Cameron
Justice: A View from South Africa
This series is made possible with the generous support of
the R & J Stern Family Foundation
Media Partner: The Georgia Straight
About the Talk:
Justice Edwin Cameron is a former judge of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court. During apartheid, he was a human rights lawyer and in 2000 he was awarded the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights. Cameron has fought for LGBTI equality and was a fierce critic of former South African president Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialist policies.
Cameron has written two memoirs: Witness to AIDS and Justice: A Personal Account. Since retiring from the bench in 2019, he was elected chancellor of Stellenbosch University and appointed judicial inspector of correctional services. He holds honorary degrees from six universities.
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