Juan E Méndez

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Birthday
11, 1944
Birthplace
Argentina
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Argentina

About

Argentine lawyer who has become renowned for his work representing political prisoners. He is considered a prominent human rights activist and has taught Human Rights Law at Georgetown Law School.

Before Fame

He was arrested and tortured by the Argentine dictatorship for eighteen months before being released in 1977.

Trivia

He received the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award from the Institute for Policy Studies in 2014.

Family Life

He has been married and has three children.

Associated With

He and Waleed Sami abu Al-khair are both highly-respected lawyers and human rights activists.