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Joel Goodman Joffe, Baron Joffe, the Lord Joffe CBE, is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. A cross-bencher is a member of the British House of Lords who is not aligned to any particular party. ... The Peerage is a system of titles of nobility which exists in the United Kingdom and is one part of the British honours system. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ...


Born in South Africa in 1932, he was educated at the University of Witwatersrand (BCom, LLB 1955), and worked as a human rights lawyer 1958-65, including, at the infamous 1963-4 Rivonia Trial, representing Nelson Mandela. Later he moved to the United Kingdom, and worked in the financial services industry, as well as the voluntary sector. He was associated with Oxfam in various roles between 1982 and 2001, including being its Chair 1995-2001. The University of the Witwatersrand is a leading South African university situated in Johannesburg. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... The Rivonia Trial was an infamous trial which took place in South Africa between 1963 and 1964, in which ten leaders of the African National Congress were tried for 221 acts of sabotage designed to ferment violent revolution. Origins It was named after Rivonia, the suburb of Johannesburg where 19... Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (born July 18, 1918), was the first democratically elected President of South Africa, having previously been a prominent anti-apartheid activist there. ... Oxfam International, founded in 1995, is a confederation of 12 independent, not-for-profit, secular, community-based aid and development organisations who work with local partners in over 100 countries worldwide to reduce poverty, suffering, and injustice. ...


He was awarded the CBE in 1999, and made a life peer on 16 February 2000, being raised to the peerage as Baron Joffe, of Liddington in the County of Wiltshire. In February 2003 [1] he proposed as a Private Member's Bill the "Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill" [2], which would legalise physician-assisted dying. After deliberation by a Lords committee, the bill was put forward again in October 2005.[3] CBE can stand for: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a grade in the Order of the British Empire Council of Biology Editors, a former name of the Council of Science Editors, who publish the CBE style guide Calgary Board of Education - The public school board for the... In the United Kingdom, Life Peers are appointed members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as hereditary peers). ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... A Private Members Bill is a proposed law introduced by a member of parliament, whether from the government or the opposition side, to that legislature or parliament. ... Euthanasia (Greek: ευθανασία, good death) is the practice of killing a person or animal, in a painless or minimally painful way, for merciful reasons, usually to end their suffering. ...


Publications

  • Joel Joffe, The Rivonia Story, Mayibuye Books, Cape Town, 1995

External links

  • House of Lords biography

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Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
Joel Goodman Joffe, Baron Joffe CBE is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords.
Born in South Africa in 1932, he was educated at the University of Witwatersrand (BCom, LLB 1955), and worked as a human rights lawyer 1958-65, including, at the infamous 1963-4 Rivonia Trial, representing Nelson Mandela.
He was awarded the CBE in 1999, and made a Life peer on 16 February 2000, being raised to the peerage as Baron Joffe, of Liddington in the County of Wiltshire.
Mail&Guardian: The Rivonia Story (639 words)
Joel Joffe makes the wry comment that the writing of lawyers rarely produces seductive prose.
The security police spied on the defendants' consultations with their lawyers; harassed those same lawyers at the sentencing; and confined witnesses under the 90-day detention law until they were persuaded to give perjured evidence convenient to the prosecution.
His opinion of the state's conduct of the trial is scathing and he questions the competence and integrity of all involved in the prosecution as well as the comportment of the judge.
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