Albie Sachs (1935-) is a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He was appointed to the court by Nelson Mandela in 1994. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lady Justice - allegory of Justice as woman with sword and with book - statue at court building. ... The South African Constitutional Court (Afrikaans; Die Konstitusionele Hof van Suid Afrika) was established in 1994 by South Africas first democratic constitution: the Interim Constitution of 1993. ... For his biography by Anthony Sampson, please see Mandela: The Authorised Biography Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (IPA: ) (born 18 July 1918) was the first President of South Africa to be elected in fully-representative democratic elections. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ...
Justice Sachs recently gained international attention in 2005 as the author of the Court's holding in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v. Fourie, in which the Court overthrew South Africa's statute defining marriage to be between one man and one woman as a violation of the Constitution's general mandate for equal protection for all and its specific mandate against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minister of Home Affairs v. ...
In 1991 he won the Alan Paton Award for his book Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter. The book cronicles his response to his 1988 car bombing by Apartheid government agents in Maputo, Mozambique, in which he lost most of his right arm and the sight of one eye. The Alan Paton Award - named for the author of Cry, The Beloved Country - has been conferred annually since 1989 for meritorious works of non-fiction. ... Petty apartheid: sign on Durban beach in English, Afrikaans and Zulu Apartheid, which means apartness or separateness in Afrikaans or Dutch, was a system of racial segregation that was enforced in South Africa from 1948 to 1991. ...
He helped select the art collection at Constitution Hill, the seat of the Constitutional Court. The Constitution Hill precinct in Johannesburg is the seat of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. ...
Justice Sachs is also recognized for the development of the differentiation between constitutional rights in three different degrees or generations of rights.
Biography at the Constitutional Court of South Africa website
An interview with Albie Sachs by the Conversations with History program of the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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