In Memoriam: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

Author: Rodolfo Ribeiro
Published: 17.06.2022
Antonio Augusto Cançado Trindade, who died at age 74 after a long illness, was unquestionably a towering figure of international law and a profound influence on many. As a professor, researcher, consultant, legal advisor, delegate, and international judge, Cançado Trindade had always kept an intransigent commitment to humanized international law, one sensitive and attentive to the needs of individual human beings. His inexhaustible intellectual curiosity and deep passion for international law were only matched by his kindness and humility. The scholar Born in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) in 1947 to a family of medical doctors, Cançado Trindade was fascinated by international…