Arthur Chaskalson: leading the way
: The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa OUTPUT TYPE
: Chapter in Monograph PUBLICATION YEAR
: N.Bohler-MullerSOURCE EDITOR(S)
: V.Reddy, N.Bohler-Muller
, M.Schoeman, H.ThuynsmaKEYWORDS
: APARTHEID RESISTANCE
, CHASKALSON, ARTHUR
, COURT CASES
: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
: HSRC Library: shelf number 11752
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The first chief justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa (2001-2005), Arthur Chaskalson acted as defence counsel in numerous important political trials during the apartheid era, including the Rivonia Trial of 1963-1964 in which former president Nelson Mandela and other ANC leaders were sentenced to life imprisonment. As a founding member of the Legal Resources Centre " an organisation that sought to pursue justice and human rights in South Africa " he challenged the implementation of apartheid laws. Justice Chaskalson was director from its inception in 1978 until 1993.