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Interview with Albie Sachs: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Sachs, Albie and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Albie Sachs: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)

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Interview with Albie Sachs, conducted 7th August 2013 in London as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Sachs, Albert ‘Albie’ Louis. 1935- . Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Educated at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Sussex University, England. Started practice as an advocate in Cape Town, 1956. Active in anti-apartheid campaigns in South Africa. Went into exile in 1966, spending eleven years in England and eleven years in Mozambique studying and teaching law while in contact with other anti-apartheid leaders in exile. Injured in bomb attack coordinated by South African security agents in Maputo, 1988. Returned to South Africa in 1990. Member of the Constitutional Committee and National Executive Committee of the African National Congress. Judge of the Constitutional Court, South Africa, 1994-2009.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Sachs, Albie and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Apartheid, Canada, Cold War, Constitutional Change, Democracy, Judiciary, Law, Mozambique, Rhodesia (see also Zimbabwe), South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe (see also Rhodesia)
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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