Judge Navi Pillay’s has spent her life championing human rights, after growing up under the apartheid regime in South Africa.
The Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and international criminal law expert, is speaking tonight about the future of human rights, at The Griffith Lecture.
Her trailblazing career as a woman of colour working in law includes five years as a judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and becoming the first female judge appointed to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Judge Pillay was instrumental in establishing rape and sexual abuse as potential acts of genocide, and she continues to advocate for free and equal rights and justice for all.
Athena Zelandonii spoke with Doctor Pillay at the Integrity 20 conference, ahead of her presentation.
photos by Isabella Porras