Navi Pillay

1941 - Today

Navi Pillay

Navanethem "Navi" Pillay (Tamil: நவநீதம் பிள்ளை; born 23 September 1941) is a South African jurist who served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2008 to 2014. A South African of Indian Tamil origin, she was the first non-white woman judge of the High Court of South Africa, and she has also served as a judge of the International Criminal Court and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Her four-year term as High Commissioner for Human Rights began on 1 September 2008 and was extended an additional two years in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Navi Pillay has received more than 147,551 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 37th most popular lawyer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 150k

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  • 45.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among lawyers, Navi Pillay ranks 38 out of 49Before her are Adrian Năstase, Asad ibn al-Furat, Roy Cohn, Alan Dershowitz, William Rehnquist, and Clarence Darrow. After her are Louis Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., George Hadley, Lawrence Lessig, Michael Cohen, and Wendell Willkie.

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Among people born in 1941, Navi Pillay ranks 299Before her are Signe Toly Anderson, Howden Ganley, Félix Rodríguez, Derek Bell, Tim Hardin, and Mario Corso. After her are Rosa Maria Sardà, Masoud Kimiai, Martine Beswick, Buffy Sainte-Marie, John Nicholson, and Aminata Sow Fall.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Navi Pillay ranks 83 out of 220Before her are Alice Krige (1954), Louis Raymond (1895), Helen Suzman (1917), Marlene Dumas (1953), Ian Scheckter (1947), and Neville Lederle (1938). After her are Mark Shuttleworth (1973), Tom Naudé (1889), Pik Botha (null), Steve Nash (1974), Jim Fouché (1898), and Sharlto Copley (1973).

Among LAWYERS In South Africa

Among lawyers born in South Africa, Navi Pillay ranks 1