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Navanethem PILLAY High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, Geneva

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1962-1966 University of Natal (BA & LLB)
1967 First woman to start a law practice in Natal Province, South Africa; Defense attorney for many anti-apartheid activists
1967-1995 Attorney and Conveyancer, High Court of South Africa
1980 Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1982-1988 Harvard University (Masters and Doctorate juridical science)
1985 Co-founded international women's rights group Equality Now
1995 Vice-President, Council of University of Durban Westville
1995 Acting Judge, High Court of South Africa
1995-1999 Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
1999-2003 President, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
2003-2008 Appeals Division Judge, International Criminal Court in the Hague
since 2008 High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, Geneva