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The strange alchemy of life and law

Author: Albie Sachs
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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"From a young age Albie Sachs played a prominent part in the struggle for justice in South Africa. As a result he was detained in solitary confinement, tortured by sleep deprivation and eventually blown up by a car bomb which cost him his right arm and the sight of an eye. His experiences provoked an outpouring of creative thought on the role of law as a protector of human dignity in the modern world, and a lifelong  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Albie Sachs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albie Sachs
ISBN: 9780199571796 0199571791
OCLC Number: 319955255
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Alan Paton Award 2010.
Description: xiv, 306 p., [2] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Tales of terrorism and torture --
Tock-tick : the working of a judicial mind --
A man called Henri : truth, reconciliation, and justice --
Reason and passion --
Laughing matters --
Reason and judgment --
The judge who cried : the judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights --
Human dignity and proportionality --
The secular and the sacred : the dual challenges of same-sex marriage --
The beginning and the end.
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In this book Albie Sachs gives an intimate account of his extraordinary life and work as a judge in South Africa. Mixing autobiography with reflections on his major cases and the role of law in  Read more...

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It is hard to imagine a lawyer who would not be interested in reading this book, or of anyone, lawyer or not, who would not be isnpired by it. Michael Beloff. Times Literary Supplement

 
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