Itamar Mann

Human rights lawyer
Author and litigator Itamar Mann defends the rights of refugees who flee their countries and cross violent borders.

Why you should listen

TED Fellow Itamar Mann is a legal scholar and human rights lawyer dedicated to defending migrants and people facing border violence. His book, Humanity at Sea, focuses on the legal claims of refugees traveling through the world's seas since the mid-20th century. He has brought cases in the name of border violence victims in a variety of international courts and tribunals. He also teaches human rights and has guided students in projects, such as assisting refugees stranded in Greek prison islands. His legal advocacy strives to highlight the facts of his clients' lives in a captivating way, including working with filmmakers and artists to portray important events.

Itamar Mann’s TED talk