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Jacques Vergès

Lawyer

Jacques Vergès, Thai lawyer. Bar: Paris 1955, Paris 1978. Member French Communist Party, 1945—1957; secretary International Union Students, 1951—1955.

Background

Vergès, Jacques was born on March 5, 1925 in Ubon, Thailand. Son of Raymond Vergès.

Education

Studied, University Paris.

Career

Served with Free French in World War II in N. Africa, Italy, France and Germany. Joined French CP 1945. Secretary Institute Union of Students, Prague 55.

Joined Paris Bar 1955. Defended many Algerian FLN militants. Private legal practice in Algeria 1965-1970.

Activities unknown 1970-1978. Returned to Paris Bar 1978. Appeared for defence, at trial in Lyons, of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, gaoled for atrocities committed during World War II, 1987.

Achievements

  • Bar: Paris 1955, Paris 1978.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: De la stratégie judiciare, 1968, Beauté du Crime, 1988, La justice est un jeu, 1992, Dictionnaire amoureux de la justice, 2002, Que sais-je: les erreurs judiciaires, 2002. Appeared in: (documentaries) Hotel Terminus, 1988. Terror's Advocate, 2007.

Membership

Member French Communist Party, 1945—1957. Secretary International Union Students, 1951—1955.

Connections

Married Djamila Bouhired. 2 children.

father:
Raymond Vergès Vergès

spouse:
Djamila Bouhired