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Leandro Despouy


Leandro Despouy is an Argentine human rights lawyer. He is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers.

Despouy was one of the five authors of a report on human rights abuses committed against the extrajudicial captives the United States detains at its naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

He played a significant role for the recognition of extreme poverty as a human rights issue within the United Nations system.

References

UN Cites Torture Reports At Gitmo, CBS News, June 23, 2005

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