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Amal and George Clooney at the Albie Awards hosted by the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
Amal and George Clooney at the Albie Awards hosted by the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
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"The only advice I would give you is don't listen to the advice of people like me," Albie Sachs says when asked what he would tell the younger generation fighting for a better world.

Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs is a South African activist, lawyer, writer, and former judge appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve on the first Constitutional Court of South Africa. He's often said he's "a living survivor of a generation of South African lawyers who gave their lives for freedom and justice". 

On Thursday, 29 September, Sachs, revered for his heroic commitment to ending apartheid, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in Pursuit of Justice by the Clooney Foundation for Justice at their inaugural Albie Awards in New York.

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