Richard Goldstone

Former Judge, South Africa

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. Recently he has been teaching at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Central European University in Budapest.

In the fall of 2004 he was the first scholar-in-residence at the new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York School of Law. From August 1994 to September 1996 he was the chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Featured Work

MAR 31, 2004 Article

Promoting Democracy through International Law

Failing to draw adequately on international law, the model of democracy promoted by the Bush administration is neither effective nor legitimate in the eyes of ...

MAY 12, 2000 Article

Morgenthau Lectures (1981–2006): Kosovo: An Assessment in the Context of International Law

South African jurist Richard J. Goldstone, co-chairman of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo, traces the troubled history of the Albanian province of Kosovo after ...