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  • Edwin Cameron has been a Justice of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, since 1 January 2009. He was the first, and remains the only, senior South African official to state publicly that he is living with HIV/AIDS. Previously, he was a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal for eight years, and a judge of the High Court for six. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ High School, Stellenbosch University and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. During apartheid he was a human rights lawyer. President Nelson Mandela appointed him a judge in 1994. Justice Cameron later criticized President Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS-denialist policies. His prize-winning memoir, Witness to AIDS, has been published in South Africa, the UK, the US and in translation in Germany and in China. And his latest book, Justice: A Personal Account, was published in February 2014. He is involved in many charitable and public causes, and has received many honours for his work. Wikipedia

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