Richard J. Goldstone is a former South African judge, having served on the bench for 23 years. The last nine of those years, he was a Justice of the Constitutional Court. He is an honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple, London and an honorary fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. He is also an honorary member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, an international member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary life member of the International Bar Association and Honorary President of its Human Rights Institute.
From August 1994 to September 1996, Justice Goldstone was the chief prosecutor of the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Since retiring from the bench, he has taught as a visiting professor in a number of United States Law Schools, the Central European University in Budapest and Oxford University. He studied law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where he obtained a BA LLB degree with honours in 1962.
Together with Judge Mark Wolf and other colleagues, he created Integrity Initiatives International in 2016.