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The Duke Human Rights Center at Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Human Rights Archive at the Rubenstein Library announces the shortlist for the 2023 Juan E. Méndez Book Award.

The Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America honors the leadership and legacy of Juan E. Méndez, a champion of justice who has devoted his life to the defense of human rights. Méndez is the former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and current Professor of Human Rights Law at American University. The award recognizes an outstanding book of non-fiction, including graphic works, published in English on human rights, democracy and social justice in contemporary Latin America.  

Below are the six books that have been selected for this year's Méndez Book Award shortlist. To learn more about each book or to order online, click on the individual image.

To learn more about the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America, click here.