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Richard Calland

Executive Director, Open Democracy Advice Centre


Richard Calland is the Executive Director of the Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) in Cape Town. He is also head of the Right to Know program at the democracy think tank Idasa. Prior to joining Idasa in 1995, he practiced law at the London Bar for seven years, specializing in human rights law. He holds postgraduate degrees in world politics and comparative constitutional law (LLM) from the London School of Economics and the University of Cape Town. He has published extensively on the politics of the South African transition and is a political columnist for the Mail & Guardian. His most recent book, Anatomy of South Africa: Who Holds the Power? was published in October 2006.

Focus: Democracy, Human Rights, South Africa, Africa

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2007

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