Former United States Attorney General and human rights lawyer Ramsay Clark has died at the age of 93. Report it American media Based on the statement of his family.
Born in Dallas, Texas in 1927, Clark came from a politically important family. For example, his father, Tom C. Clark served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Washington. Clark Sr. was elected President in 1967 by President Lyndon B. Johnson relinquished that position when his son was appointed Secretary of Justice after several senior civil service positions.
At the ministry, Clark played a key role in the struggle of the African-African civil rights movement. He drafted several basic laws against racial discrimination. With the Right to Vote Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act three years later, restrictions and segregation in schools and housing were virtually abolished.
Once a minister, Clark continued his work as an international lawyer for justice and equality. Clark was adamant that everyone has the right to legal aid. From that belief he took the protection or representation of controversial figures who were seen by many as violators of policies such as Saddam Hussein (Iraq) and Charles Taylor (Liberia).
He assisted Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, who was on trial at the Yugoslavia tribunal in The Hague in 2001 for crimes against humanity. “For thirty years I have worked in support of the creation of an international criminal tribunal with global jurisdiction, independent of all political influence, and have the power to prosecute the rich and the powerful, as well as the poor and the weak,” Clark told Reuters before the trial.
In the United States he defended various causes and interests: for example, the cult leader David Goresh, but the anti-war activist Philip Perigan. Anti-war and anti-intervention are the main themes in his own politics after Clark’s ministry. Texan has visited Iraq several times, sharply criticizing international sanctions against the country.
It is not known how Clark died. His relatives announced Saturday that he had died a day earlier at his home in Manhattan.