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George Bizos

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George Bizos

Human Rights Lawyer


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 14-11-1928 in Kirani Greece

George Bizos is a Human Rights Lawyer in South Africa. He represented Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela in both Treason and Rivonia Trial. Apart from Mandela he appeared in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission representing families of killed heroes of our liberation struggle. He represented the families of Steve Bantu Biko, Chris Hani and the Cradock Four.



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‘Odyssey to Freedom’

in Books

“No One To Blame? - In Pursuit Of Justice In Sou...

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Current Position(s)

Ambassador | Prefect of Attica and Athens | Hellenism
2006 - present


Council Member | Centre for Applied Legal Studies | University of the Witwatersrand

Academia, Education and Training


Founding Chairman and Honorary Life- Vice Chairman | Saheti School

Academia, Education and Training


Previous Position(s)

Member | Legal and Constitutional Affairs Department | African National Congress
1990 - 1994

Social Development and Community Services


Visiting Fellow | Columbia University
New York, United States of America | 1989 - 1995

Academia, Education and Training



Senior Counsellor | Constitutional Unit | Legal Resources Centre
Johannesburg South, South Africa | 1982 - 1994

Law Practice and Legal Services




Educational history

Tertiary

University of KwaZulu-Natal

LLD (Honoris Causa)

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1950

Bachelor of Arts (LLB)

University of Port Elizabeth

LLD (Honoris Causa)

North University

Doctor of Law (LLD)

Achievements

Awards

Duma Nokwe Human Rights and Democracy Award | 2004

Sydney & Lady Kentridge Award | 2004

Bernard Simon Memorial Award for the Advancement of Human Rights | International Bar Association | 2004

International Trial Lawyer of the Year Award | International Academy of Trial Lawyers | 2001

Order for Meritorious Service Class 2 Medal | President Nelson Mandela | 1999

Commander of the Order of the Phoenix | President of Greece

Activities

Memberships

Johannesburg Bar

Honorary Life Member, October 2004 - present

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Member, 1999 - present

ANC's Legal and Constitutional Committee

Member, 1990 - 1994

Athens Bar

Honorary Member, 1994 - present

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Centre for Applied Legal Studies at the University of Witwatersrand

Trustee, 1982 - 1994

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