Tang laureate Albie Sachs a model for Taiwan: local lawyer
Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The life and work of Albie Sachs, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and winner of the first Tang Prize in Rule of Law, ought to be treated as important references for Taiwan's legal and political circles, a prominent local lawyer told CNA.
Sachs' life and the rulings he made on cases such as same-sex marriage and the death penalty can offer guidance for Taiwan when addressing the same issues, said C.V. Chen, a lawyer and board member of the Tang Prize Foundation.
"Sachs is an altruistic person who has committed his life to the pursuit of the rule of law," Chen said, calling the 79-year-old "a model."
Judges and grand justices in Taiwan and even China can learn from the life story of Sachs, as doing so "will definitely have a great impact," said Chen, a former head of the Red Cross Society of the Republic of China.
Sachs joined the anti-apartheid movement at the age of 17. After gaining his law degree a