Anthony Roy Gubbay

2001 Justice Prize

Laureate Profile

Under the direction of The Honorable Chief Justice Anthony Roy Gubbay, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe struck down a substantial body of legislation and administrative action the justices considered to be in violation of fundamental protections and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution of Zimbabwe. He warned that judges must resist encroachment by governments and political parties against their independence, and has persisted in doing so despite tremendous political pressure and threats of physical injury.