George Bizos

Human Rights Lawyer

Born 1928-11-14 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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Associate (Silver)
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Newsmaker
Veteran
Workaholic
Achiever

CURRENT POSITIONS

Ambassador | Prefect of Attica and Athens | Hellenism

2006 - present

Honorary President | Hands Off Cain

2006 - present

Social Development and Community Services

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

2006 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Founding Chairman and Honorary Life- Vice Chairman | Saheti School

2006 - present

Academia, Education and Training

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

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

Judge | Botswana Court of Appeal

New York, United States of America | 1985 - 1993

Law Practice and Legal Services

Senior Counsellor | Constitutional Unit | Legal Resources Centre

Johannesburg South, South Africa | 1982 - 1994

Law Practice and Legal Services

Founder Member | National Council of Lawyers for Human Rights

Johannesburg South, South Africa | 1979 - 1993

Social Development and Community Services

Counsellor | Rivonia Trial

Johannesburg South, South Africa | 1963 - 1964

Law Practice and Legal Services

Advisor | Negotiating Teams | Convention for a Democratic South Africa

Johannesburg South, South Africa | 1963 - 1964

Social Development and Community Services

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Johannesburg South, South Africa

LLD (Honoris Causa)

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg South, South Africa | Awarded in 1950

Bachelor of Arts (LLB)

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg South, South Africa

LLD (Honoris Causa)

University of Port Elizabeth

Johannesburg South, South Africa

LLD (Honoris Causa)

North University

Johannesburg South, South Africa

Doctor of Law (LLD)

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