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Speaker(s): Navanethem Pillay
Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin
Recorded on 12 November 2008 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Navanethem Pillay is UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she took up office on 1 September 2008. Ms. Pillay, a South African national, was the first woman to start a law practice in her home province of Natal in 1967. Over the next few years, she acted as a defence attorney for anti-apartheid activists, exposing torture, and helping establish key rights for prisoners on Robben Island.