Yasmin Sooka

Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights, Cape Town, South Africa

Yasmin Sooka joined the Foundation for Human Rights in 2001 and serves as its executive director. She practiced as a human rights lawyer during the apartheid era. In 1995, she was appointed as a commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was responsible for the final report. From 1998-2001, she was also an acting judge of the Witwatersrand High Court. Ms. Sooka is widely regarded as an expert on transitional justice and has been a consultant to a number of governments, commissions and civil society organizations. She was appointed by the United Nations to the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission.