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Arthur Chaskalson

President of International Commission of Jurists


Born 24-11-1931

Deceased 01-12-2012 (81 years old) in Johannesburg

Arthur Chaskalson was the President of the International Commission of Jurists. He has also served as Chairperson of the Southern Africa Judges Commission and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Africa.



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Previous Position(s)

Visiting Professor | Columbia University
New York | 2005 - 2005

Chairperson | Southern African Judges Commission
Southern Africa | 2003 - 2005

Chairman | Judicial Services Commission
2001 - 2005


President | International Commission of Jurists
Geneva | 2001 - 2012

Vice-Chairman | Judicial Services Commission
1994 - 2001

President | The Constitutional Court of South Africa
Johannesburg | 1994 - 2001

Member | Legal Aid Board
1992 - 2000

Consultant | Drafting of the Constitution | African National Congress
1990 - 1994

Consultant on the drafting of the constitution | Namibian Constituent Assembly
1989 - 1990

Visiting Professor | Columbia University
New York | 1987 - 1988


Chairman | Johannesburg Bar Council
1982 - 1982

Vice-Chairman | General Council of the Bar of South Africa
1982 - 1987

Honorary Professor | Faculty of Law | University of the Witwatersrand
1981 - 1985

Member | National Bar Exam Board
1979 - 1991

Member | Faculty of Law | University of the Witwatersrand
1979 - 1979

Member | Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) | University of the Witwatersrand
1979 - 1994

Director | Legal Resources Centre
1978 - 1993

Chairman | Johannesburg Bar Council
1976 - 1976

Educational history

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Commerce

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Awarded in 1986

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of the Witwatersrand

Awarded in 1990

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Rhodes University

Awarded in 1997

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Amsterdam

Awarded in 2002

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Port Elizabeth

Awarded in 2002

Honorary Doctor of Laws

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Awards

SAB Leadership Award | SA Breweries

Joint Award of the Peter Gruber Justice Prize | Peter Gruber Foundation

National Honorary Supreme Counsellor of the Baobab (Gold) | SCOB

Sydney & Felicia Kentridge Award for Human Rights | General Council of the Bar of South Africa

Joint Recipient of Human Rights Award | Foundation for Freedom and Human Rights

University of the Witwatersrand Alumni Honour Award

Claude Harris Leon Foundation Award

Premier Group Award for Prestigious Service by a Member of the Faculty of Law at University of the Witwatersrand

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Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague

Member, 1999 - present

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