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Justice Albie Sachs

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.
Healing the World: Noreena Hertz, Justice Albie Sachs

Do Jews have a particular responsibility to enact Tikkun olam, healing the world? In this session, Dr Noreena Hertz, leading anti-globalisation advocate, and Justice Albie Sachs, a leader in the struggle against apartheid, discussed the decisions that have led to lives lived on the frontline of the struggle for justice and human rights, and explored to what extent their Jewish identity has influenced them in their activism.

The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law

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.