Oral history interview with John Dugard, 1999


Dugard, John, 1936- (Interviewee)
Morris, Len (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with John Dugard, 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of John Dugard : oral history, 1999
Childhood background as origin of anti-apartheid stance; establishment of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies [CALS] in 1978: funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and others, foundation support of public interest law programs in South Africa; CALS structure; CALS' activities: academic research, publishing articles on human rights violations, labor relations litigation, Group Areas Act and pass laws: setting up and managing Lawyers for Human Rights to provide free legal assistance in the pass courts, legal advice to black trade unions, publication of decisions of the Publications Appeal Board; press relations; CALS' work during the state of emergency 1980s; impact of CALS and the Legal Resources Centre [LRC]: challenging apartheid legislation in the court, generating and increasing concern among South African judges for human rights issues, challenges to emergency regulations; end of apartheid as surprise; challenges for South Africa's future: continuing work of nongovernmental organizations like LRC and CALS, ensuring advancement of constitutional protections and basic rights by the Constitutional Court, public interest law
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Lawyers--South Africa; Legal assistance to the poor--South Africa; Blacks--Legal status, laws, etc.--South Africa; Anti-apartheid movements--South Africa; Dugard, John, 1936-; University of the Witwatersrand. Centre for Applied Legal Studies; Lawyers for Human Rights (South Africa); Legal Resources Centre (South Africa); South Africa; Group Areas Act
oral histories
Physical Description
30 pages
Note (Biographical)
Human rights lawyer
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by Len Morris, Aug. 7, 1999
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Note (Provenance)
Gift of John Dugard
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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