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2006-2007 - Richard J. Goldstone

Weissberg ChairA former South African Supreme Court Justice, Richard J. Goldstone is seen as one of the world’s foremost human rights champions. Goldstone served on the Constitutional Court of South Africa from 1994-2003, chaired the International Independent Inquiry Commission on Kosovo in 1999, and was the first chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia (1994-1996). As chair of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Public Violence and Intimidations (also known as the Goldstone Commission) he played an integral role in managing South Africa’s transition away from apartheid. He recently served as head of the United Nations’ Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.