Save the date!
This year will see the tenth annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture taking place on Wednesday 7 December. FLAC is delighted to announce the guest speaker for this year’s event will be Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Constitutional Court.
Edwin Cameron has been a Justice of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, since 1 January 2009. During the apartheid era he was a human rights lawyer. President Mandela appointed him a judge in 1994. Before the Constitutional Court, he was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal for eight years, and a Judge of the High Court for six.
He was an outspoken critic of President Mbeki’s AIDS-denialist policies and wrote a prize-winning memoir, Witness to AIDS, which has been published in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and in translation in Germany and in China. His latest book, Justice: A Personal Account, was published in February 2014.
Justice Cameron chaired the governing council of the University of the Witwatersrand for more than ten years (1998-2008), and remains involved in many charitable and public causes.
He has received many honours for his legal and human rights work, including a special award by the Bar of England and Wales in 2002 for his ‘contribution to international jurisprudence and the protection of human rights’.
He is an honorary fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, London, and of Keble College, Oxford, as well as an honorary bencher of the Middle Temple, London (2008). He holds honorary doctorates in law from a number of universities including Oxford, King’s College London and St Andrew’s.
FLAC looks forward to welcoming you on 7 December to hear Justice Cameron’s reflections on access to justice – more information including booking details will be available on the FLAC website in the coming weeks.