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The Trials of Richard Goldstone

Daniel Terris (author)

ISBN: 9780813599960

Publication Date: Dec 2018

Format: Hardback

Tells the story of an extraordinary individual and the price he paid for his convictions. This book describes how Richard Goldstone, working as a judge in apartheid South Africa, helped to undermine this unjust system and later, at Nelson Mandela's request, led a commission that investigated cases of racial violence and intimidation.
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In June 2009, Richard Goldstone was a global hero, honored by the MacArthur Foundation for its prize in international justice.  Four months later, he was called a "quisling" and compared to some of the worst traitors in human history.  Why?  Because this champion of human rights and international law chose to apply his commitments to fairness and truth to his own community. 
 
The Trials of Richard Goldstone tells the story of this extraordinary individual and the price he paid for his convictions. It describes how Goldstone, working as a judge in apartheid South Africa, helped to undermine this unjust system and later, at Nelson Mandela's request, led a commission that investigated cases of racial violence and intimidation. It also considers the international renown he received as the chief United Nations prosecutor for war crimes committed in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, the first tribunals to try political and military leaders on charges of genocide. Finally, it explores how Goldstone became a controversial figure in the wake of the Jewish jurist's powerful, but flawed, investigation of Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza.  
 
Richard Goldstone's dramatic life story reveals that even in a world rife with prejudice, nationalism, and contempt for human rights, one courageous man can advance the cause of justice.

Reviews

"Tracing Richard Goldstone's remarkable career in South Africa and on the world stage, this insightful and incisive book is a nuanced portrait of a life devoted to integrity, equality, and justice." – Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

"In this illuminating study, Daniel Terris shows how the international system of criminal justice came into being and why it must be defended against opponents of democracy and human rights. It is a terrific work of scholarship that is timely, relevant and accessible." – Former Secretary of State, Madeleine K. Albright

"A remarkable book about a remarkable man! This work is very timely and a must-read, especially now that human rights and the rule of law are under attack even in Western democracies." – Hans Corell, Former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations

"A riveting account of an extraordinary life, and a scrupulously fair and clear-headed narrative of the agonizing story of Richard Goldstone's Gaza report." – Michael Ignatieff, President, Central European University

"The Trials of Richard Goldstone captures the complexity of Goldstone and the ambiguities of his engagement. This is a very fine biography." – William Schabas, author of Introduction to the International Criminal Court

"Terris does an excellent job contextualizing Goldstone's investigations, accessibly laying out the history of the relevant conflicts, including apartheid, in a rich and nuanced fashion. This appreciative biography will inform readers about both its main subject and important currents in 20th-century world history."
– Publishers Weekly

"[A] sympathetic and finely nuanced study of the life and career of the eminent, though now somewhat controversial, South African jurist Richard Goldstone." – Bulletin of the National Library of South Africa
Illustrations 15-20 illustrations in gallery insert
Pages 400
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2018
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s European history   International law   Jurisprudence & general issues   Crime & criminology   African history   War crimes   Human rights  
Contents
  • Prologue. Icon and Pariah
  • 1. Divisions
  • 2. The Striver
  • 3. Cracks in the Wall
  • 4. Demonstrations .  
  • 5. The Third Force
  • 6. In the Footsteps of Robert Jackson
  • 7. A Patchwork Court
  • 8  . Big Fish, Little Fish
  • 9. The Paper Tiger
  • 10 The Bargaining Chip
  • 11. In the Dock
  • 12. Rwanda
  • 13. Globetrotter
  • 14. Cast Lead
  • 15. Gaza
  • 16. The Goldstone Report
  • 17. Outrage
  • 18 Bar Mitzvah
  • 19. Retraction
  • Epilogue. Legacies
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bibliographical Note
  • Notes
  • Index
    Daniel Terris is dean of the Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. He is also director emeritus of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and a visiting professor of the humanities at Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. He is the author of Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue in an American Corporation and coauthor of The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases.

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