Juan E. Méndez is an Argentine lawyer, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and human rights activist known for his work on behalf of political prisoners.
|Born:||Dec 11, 1944, Lomas de Zamora, Argentina|
|Occupation:||Lawyer, human rights activist, United Nations special rapporteur|
|Awards:||Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award (2014)|
About Juan E Méndez
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.
He was arrested and tortured by the Argentine dictatorship for eighteen months before being released in 1977.
He received the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award from the Institute for Policy Studies in 2014.
He has been married and has three children.
He and Waleed Sami abu Al-khair are both highly-respected lawyers and human rights activists.
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- Argentine prisoners and detainees
- United Nations Special Rapporteurs on torture
- Argentine diplomats
- Argentine emigrants to the United States
- Argentine lawyers
- International law scholars
- University of Notre Dame faculty
- American University alumni