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Justice Albie Sachs Receives International Human Rights Award

This marks the first in a series of articles inspired by events and continuing legal education sessions I recently attended during the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.   – Nancy Patterson of LITIG8R TECH

ABA Section of Litigation Presents the International Human Rights Award

Albue Sachs

Justice Albie Sachs

On Friday, August 3, 2012, the ABA Section of Litigation held its annual International Human Rights Award and Passing of the Gavel Luncheon. As part of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, the luncheon was an inspiring event where Justice Albert “Albie” Louis Sachs of The Constitutional Court of South Africa was honored.

We heard from Section Chair Ronald Marmer and special guest Senator Joseph Dunn about the courageous path of Justice Sachs and his leadership role in establishing a  justice system in his country. Dunn graciously accepted the award for Sachs in his absence and, in a video message taped in South Africa, Justice Sachs expressed a genuine thrill to receive this honor, acknowledging that there is still work to be done. Continue reading

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