Professor Kader Asmal Gives Inaugural Lecture of TCD’s Centre for Post-Conflict Justice

Posted on: 26 February 2010

Professor Kader Asmal, Professor Extraordinary of Law at the University of the Western Cape and Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, gave the inaugural lecture of the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at Trinity College Dubin on Thursday, February 25th last.

Trinity’s Centre for Post-Conflict Justice aims to foster interdisciplinary research, exploring how societies come to terms with episodes of extreme violence in war, civil war, and periods of prolonged civil and political unrest.

(L-R) Gillian Wylie, John Horn, Linda Hogan, David Tombs, Kader Asmal, Rosemary Byrne, Ronit Lentin and Andrew Finlay.

About Professor Kader Asmal:

Professor Kader Asmal is also former Minister of Education (1999-2004) and Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry in the Mandela Government (1994-1999).  During his career, Professor Asmal has authored numerous books and articles on apartheid, decolonisation, labour law and the environment.  His achievements include being awarded the Prix UNESCO for human rights teaching (1983), the Stockholm Water Prize (2000) and the Gold Medal of the World Wide Fund for Nature (1996).  He was conferred with an Honorary Doctor in Laws (LL.D) from Trinity College Dublin in 1988 and is Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.