Guest speaker: George Bizos SC on human rights - pre and post apartheid

Wed Feb 24 2010

The Bar Association and the Law Society will host a breakfast talk by renowned South African human rights lawyer George Bizos SC, to be held Monday, 8 March 2010 between 8.00am-9.00am in the Bar Association Common Room. George Bizos SC has been practising at the Johannesburg Bar since 1954 and has defended numerous accused against the might of the apartheid regime, including Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu and was a counsel in the inquest into the death of Steve Biko. More recently, he defended Morgan Tswangarai, leader of the Opposition in Zimbabwe, against a charge of treason.

This historic address will be chaired by John Griffiths SC, chair of the Bar Association's Human Rights Committee, with introductory remarks by Attorney General John Hatzistergos. Law Society President Mary Macken will propose the vote of thanks to Mr Bizos. Entry will be free and all members are welcome.

5 March 2010

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