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Past EventsThursday, March 4

The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law

Justice Albie Sachs
Baroness Helena Kennedy

Two cult figures in the fight for justice, looked back on Albie Sachs’ life-long devotion to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. For this he paid a high price - losing both an arm and the sight in one eye in a car bomb. The role he played in drawing up the new country’s Constitution was unique and he has only just retired from its Constitutional Court.

Justice Albie Sachs has just retired from being a member of the South African Constitutional Court having dedicated his life to the promoting human rights and justice in South Africa. His new book is entitled The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law.

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC has acted in many leading trials, including the Brighton Bombers' Trial, the Guildford Four Appeal and the trials of battered women who kill their partners. She has received 19 honorary degrees and countless awards and is an indefatigable fighter for justice.

 

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