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A mensch on the bench: the place of the sacred in the secular jurisprudence of Justice Richard Goldstone

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-27 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T12:48:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T12:48:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11727
dc.description.abstract Justice Richard Goldstone was one of four Supreme Court of Appeal judges (along with Lourens Ackermann, Tholie Madala and Ismail Mohamed) appointed to the first Bench of the Constitutional Court. The appointment was made by President Mandela, in consultation with the cabinet and the then Chief Justice, Judge Michael Corbett, after the appointment of Arthur Chaskalson, senior counsel and the national director of the Legal Resources Centre, as President of the Constitutional Court had been made.148 Justice Goldstone served as a judge of the Court from his appointment in 1994 to his retirement in 2003 - a period of ten years. Goldstone's service on the Bench of the Constitutional Court forms part of a long and illustrious career as a corporate lawyer, as a Supreme and Appellate Court judge, and as the head of various inquiries, both South African and international, into issues of local and international importance. The focus of this chapter, while it charts key moments in his career, is on his contribution to our understanding of the South African Constitution - an understanding forged both through what others have said about him and what he has said about himself in relation to the law and specifically about the Constitution, through the judgements he has handed down from the Benches of all the courts on which he has served, and through his extra-curial pronouncements, whether in interviews, speeches, reports, articles, or books. The contribution of Richard Goldstone to the Constitution, as this suggests, signifies the coalescence of a number of factors that helped shape him - amongst which, this chapter will show, is the religion into which he was born. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Pretoria University Law Press en
dc.subject CONSTITUTION en
dc.title A mensch on the bench: the place of the sacred in the secular jurisprudence of Justice Richard Goldstone en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Making the road by walking: the evolution of the South African constitution en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler, N en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Cosser, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Pienaar, G. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10199 en
dc.PageNumber 44-70 en
dc.outputnumber 9153 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cosser, M. (2018) A mensch on the bench: the place of the sacred in the secular jurisprudence of Justice Richard Goldstone. In: Bohler, N, Cosser, M. & Pienaar, G. (eds).<i>Making the road by walking: the evolution of the South African constitution</i>. Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press. 44-70. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cosser, M. en


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