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Justice to discuss Truth Commission, April 23

Richard Goldstone, justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and former chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (1994-96), will speak on campus Monday, April 23.

His address, "Confronting the Past: Is the Truth Commission Model Always Appropriate?," will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Before his tenure as justice of the Constitutional Court, Goldstone served as chair of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation, which came to be known as the Goldstone Commission, from 1991 to 1994. In 1998, Goldstone was appointed chair of a high-level group of international experts that met in Valencia, Spain, and drafted a Declaration of Human Duties and Responsibilities, which came to be known as the Valencia Declaration, for the director general of UNESCO. Since August 1999, Goldstone has been the chair of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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