10 Facts About Carlos Fayt


Carlos Santiago Fayt was an Argentine lawyer, politician, academic and a member of the Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina from 1983 to 2015.


Carlos Fayt's father, Emilio Moises Fayt, was an Arab Christian of Syrian and Lebanese descent and his mother, Sara Perez Robles, was of criollo background.


Carlos Fayt graduated as a lawyer in 1941 from the University of Buenos Aires.


Carlos Fayt taught at UBA and at the National University of La Plata, specialising in political law.


Carlos Fayt was Emeritus Professor at UBA and taught at Belgrano University during the last years of his life.


Carlos Fayt was an active member of the Socialis Party, and stood to be governor of Salta Province in 1958.


Carlos Fayt was appointed to the Supreme Court by the new democratic government of President Raul Alfonsin in 1983, despite never having served as a judge.


Carlos Fayt is the longest serving Supreme Court Justice in Argentina ever.


Carlos Fayt had previously been approached by President Arturo Illia in the 1960s to join the Supreme Court, but had turned the role down on that occasion.


On 15 September 2015, Carlos Fayt submitted his resignation from the Supreme Court.