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A Lucky Child, by Thomas Buergenthal

I wanted to bring to our readers’ attention a wonderful new book that is not about international law, but is about a great international lawyer. Judge Thomas Buergenthal’s memoir, A Lucky Child, has just been published in the United Kingdom and the United States. It had previously been published in Germany, where it has been a bestseller, and in several other European languages. In the book, Buergenthal tells the story of his survival as a young boy of the horrors of Holocaust. In that, of course, his story is one shared by so many millions – from the flight of his family from Slovakia to Poland, to their life in the ghetto of Kielce, up to their transport to Auschwitz. What is unique about his story is not just his telling of it, which is formidable, and of course that he lived to tell it, but the very number of occasions where the young boy’s survival was determined not only by his wits and the people who were there to help him, but by sheer luck. Photo Credit:…

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A Response to Simon Chesterman “We Can’t Spy….If We Can’t Buy!”

Martin Trybus is Professor of European Law and Policy and Director of the…

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A Comment on Simon Chesterman on the Privatization of Intelligence

Prof. Chesterman’s article does an excellent job in exposing and explaining the phenomenon of the privatization of intelligence in recent years, particularly in the United States. To someone who, like myself, has followed the PMSCs debate only on the margins, the information that 70% of the US intelligence budget is spent on private contractors came as somewhat of a shock. …

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The Privatization of Intelligence

Editors note: Over the coming days we will be discussing (see here) Professor Simon Chesterman's article: "We Can't Spy . .  . If…

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Online Discussion of Private Military Companies and International Law

This is a Featured Post. Some more recent posts appear below. One of the purposes of this blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the scholarship that appears in the European Journal of International Law. From time to time, we will host  online exchanges which respond to, as well as provide informed…

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