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“A good trial is a work of art”

Justice, evil and art—an interview with the most extraordinary lawyer of our time, Jacques Vergès

By M G Zimeta  

Jacques Verges

Jacques Vergès, who died in Paris on 16th August, may have been the most extraordinary lawyer of our time. He was candid about his “passionate interest in evil” and forged a career representing some of the most high-profile criminals of the past 50 years: Carlos The Jackal, Magdalena Kopp of the German Baader-Meinhof gang, and the Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, to name only…

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