Last updated on: 2/28/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Navi Pillay, JSD Biography

Title:
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Feb. 27, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2008-present
  • Appeals Judge, International Criminal Court, 2003-2008
  • President, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, United Nations General Assembly, 1999-2003
  • Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, United Nations General Assembly, 1995-1999
  • Member, High Court of South Africa, 1995
  • Attorney and Conveyancer, High Court of South Africa, 1967-1995
  • Co-founder, Equality Now, 1992
  • Co-founder, Advice Desk for the Abused (South Africa)
  • Member, Women’s National Coalition (South Africa)
Education:
  • JSD (Doctor of Juridicial Science), Harvard Law School, 1988
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 1982
  • LLB, University of Natal, 1965
  • BA, University of Natal 1963
Other:
  • In 2009, Forbes ranked Pillay as the 64th most powerful woman in the world.
  • Recipient, Gruber Prize for Women’s Rights, 2003
  • Recipient, honorary degrees, Durham University, City University of New York School of Law, London School of Economics, Rhodes University