LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1962
B.A., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1959
Richard J. Goldstone was a judge in South Africa for 23 years, the last nine as a justice of the Constitutional Court. Since retiring from the bench, he has taught as a visiting professor in a number of U.S. law schools. From August 1994 to September 1996, he was the chief prosecutor of the U.N. International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He was a member of the committee, chaired by Paul Volcker, appointed by the secretary-general of the United Nations to investigate allegations regarding the Iraq Oil for Food Program. In 2009, he led the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on Gaza. In May 2009, he received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Award for International Justice. He is an honorary member of the New York City Bar Association and a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an honorary bencher of the Inner Temple, London and an honorary fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. He is an honorary life member of the International Bar Association and honorary president of its Human Rights Institute.