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Costa Rican Lawyer Roberto Zamorra Crusades for the Right to Peace | Medea Benjamin for NationofChange

Costa Rican lawyer Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños crusades for the right to peace.

Costa Rican lawyer Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños crusades for the right to peace.

by Medea Benjamin

Sometimes it just takes one person with a creative mind to shake up the entire legal system. In the case of Costa Rica, that person is Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños, who was just a law student when he challenged the legality of his government’s support for George Bush’s invasion of Iraq. He took the case all the way up to the Costa Rican Supreme Court—and won.

Today a practicing lawyer, Zamorra at 33 still looks like a wiry college student. And he continues to think outside the box and find creative ways to use the courts to fuel his passion for peace and human rights.

During my recent visit to Costa Rica, I got a chance to interview this maverick attorney about his past victories, and his brilliant new idea to seek compensation for Iraqis.

For more on this story, visit: Costa Rican Lawyer Roberto Zamorra Crusades for the Right to Peace | NationofChange.

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