Sunday, February 27, 2005

The Death of A Great Man.

In our society, lawyers are oft viewed as trouble makers, not advocates. Peter Benenson was an English barrister who proved that compassion can be delivered through legal action. As an ardent advocate of human rights and the founder of Amnesty International, Benenson changed the world. He fought diligently to ensure that people everywhere were treated with dignity and respect. Despite all his hard work, Benenson never sought public attention and shunned awards recognizing his good deeds. Irrespective of your political views, we must all agree on one thing -- more people like Benenson are needed in this world. He died February 25th, 2005 and will be sorely missed.


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