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Albert Sachs
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Justice of the Constitutional Court
In office
November 1994 – October 2009
Nominated by Judicial Service Commission
Appointed by Nelson Mandela
Personal details
Albert Louis Sachs

30 January 1935 (1935-01-30) (age 86)
Nationality South African
  • Stephanie Kemp
    (m. 1966; div. 1980)
  • Vanessa September (m. 2006)
Children 3
  • South African College School
  • University of Sussex (PhD)
  • Sussex University (LLB)

Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs (born 30 January 1935) is an activist, lawyer, writer and a former judge appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve on the first Constitutional Court of South Africa. After twice being detained in South Africa for his anti-apartheid activities in the movement led by the African National Congress (ANC), in 1966 he went into exile in England. Later he lived in Mozambique, where on April 7, 1988 he was blown up by a bomb planted in his car by South African security services. He lost his right arm and vision in one eye. In 1990 Sachs returned to South Africa to help write the Constitution of South Africa and later to serve for fifteen years on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

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