Thursday, October 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: 620 Library Place, Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Program of African Studies
Group: Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings
Socio-economic Rights and Development in Southern African Democracies
Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the South African Constitutional Court
Center for International Human Rights inaugural Global Jurist awardee, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the South African Constitutional Court will speak to PAS about socio-economic rights and development in democracies in Southern Africa.
Bio: Justice Moseneke was arrested and convicted of participating in anti-apartheid activity at the age of 15. He was imprisoned for 10 years on Robben Island, during which time he earned two college degrees. As a lawyer, Moseneke focused his practice largely on legal challenges to apartheid. In 1993, Moseneke served on the committee that drafted South Africa’s interim constitution and served as deputy chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, which conducted South Africa’s first democratic elections. In 2001, he was appointed as a judge of the High Court in Pretoria and appointed to the Constitutional Court in 2002. Moseneke was made deputy chief justice of that court in 2005.
co-sponsored with the Center for Human Rights at the Law School, the Buffett Center and the NU Conference on Human Rights.