Media advisory – Interview and photo opportunity

Justice Richard Goldstone, leading figure in the struggle to dismantle South African apartheid, to receive World Peace Through Law Award on Jan. 24

Who: Richard J. Goldstone, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and former Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, has been a major part of many of the seminal legal events of the last 20 years.

Goldstone was chairperson of South Africa’s Standing Commission of Inquiry Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation Justice (the Goldstone Commission) and chairperson of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo. He also served on the panel investigating the U.N. “Oil for Food” program in Iraq.

What: 2008 World Peace Through Law Award and formal renaming of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute (formerly the Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies)

Where: Ritz Carlton, St. Louis

When: Thursday, Jan. 24

Goldstone will be available for phone and in-person interviews from 9 a.m. – noon

7:45-9 p.m.: Rededication of the Institute, presentation about the Institute, Keynote address by Goldstone and presentation of the award by Whitney R. Harris.

Why: The World Peace Through Law Award is bestowed upon an individual who, by his or her work and writings, has considerably advanced the rule of law and, thereby, contributed to world peace.

Established in 2006, the Award recognizes an individual who has achieved great distinction in the field of international law and international relations.

Please contact Jessica Martin at 935-5251 or 302-2844 if you will be covering this event or if you would like to schedule an interview with Justice Goldstone.