Richard J. Goldstone practiced law in his native South Africa, eventually serving as an appeals judge of the Supreme Court from 1989-1994. After the end of the apartheid era, he helped draft the new South African constitution, and served as a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa until 2003. Simultaneously, from 1994 to 1996 he served as the first chief prosecutor for first international war crimes trials since Nuremberg, and in 1998 chaired a committee, which drafted a Declaration of Human Duties and Responsibilities for UNESCO (the Valencia Declaration). He also chaired an international independent inquiry on Kosovo (investigating allegations of war crimes), and was appointed as co-chair of the International Bar Association 19s Task Force on Terrorism. He discusses crimes of mass violence.


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