An eye-opening first-hand account of the fight against violations of human rights and impunity. A leading human rights lawyer and activist, currently serving as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Mendez was himself a prisoner of conscience and victim of torture. Mendez is a true leader of the human rights movement. Here he presents us with his extraordinary experience and distils it into words of wisdom. Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International.