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