Jacques Vergès

French lawyer, political activist and writer

Jacques Vergès (5 March 192515 August 2013) was a Siamese-born French lawyer, writer and political activist, nicknamed "the Devil's Advocate," who was most notable as a defender of individuals accused of terrorism and war crimes.

Jacques Vergès in 2011


  • Rien ne me choque autant que l'acharnement sur un vaincu, surtout quand les lyncheurs prennent la pose. Entre les chiens et le loup, je serai toujours du côté du loup, surtout quand il est blessé.
    • Nothing shocks me more than ferocity against the vanquished, especially when victors take poses. Between the dogs and the wolf, I shall always side with the wolf, especially when he is wounded.
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