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The University of Southampton

Cricket World Cup judge arrives in UK

Published: 10 February 2003

Judge Albie Sachs of South Africa, who last week ruled that England's controversial first match in the ICC Cricket World Cup should go ahead in Zimbabwe, will be arriving in the UK tomorrow (Tuesday 11 February) to deliver a series of pre-arranged lectures on fundamental issues of justice and politics.

Albie Sachs, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, is one of the leading figures in the creation of the new South Africa. He is visiting the UK on a lecture tour funded by the British Academy, and his visit is hosted by the University of Southampton, where he taught in the Law Faculty in the 1970s, during his period of exile in England.

The first lecture of his tour will be given at the University of Southampton on Wednesday 12 February, with the title: 'Nelson Mandela and the Constitutional Control of Public Power'. He will then be lecturing at Edinburgh University, Queen's University Belfast, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics.

Notes for editors

To arrange an interview with Judge Sachs, contact Jill Elliott in the University of Southampton Law Faculty, on 023 8059 2376 (email The University of Southampton has an ISDN line on campus.

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