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Just as we celebrate sixty years of human rights, we can be proud that modern war is a legal institution, not least because it has become a professional practice. Today’s military is linked to the nation’s commercial life, integrated with civilian and peacetime governmental institutions, and covered by the same national and international media. Officers discipline their force and organize their operations with rules. Operating across dozens of jurisdictions, today’s military must also comply with innumerable local, national, and international rules regulating the use of territory, the mobilization of men, the financing of arms and logistics, and the deployment of force.
Human rights in the world is not a text. 12 on Mon Oct 08 04:52:22 BST 2012. 003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 international human rights: part of the problem? ’ I believe I taught a course on human rights at Harvard for the first time in 1982, and made my first human rights junket the next year, to visit prisons in Israel. The following year I was in Latin America, prisons again. By 1984, I was in Geneva working for the UN. In the heyday of human rights, it all seemed much simpler – we were turning text into deed, aspiration into institution.
Russian dissidents and their Western supporters were big players. Over the next ten years, it seemed that democracy was on the rise and that we had ringside seats. I remember observing a trial in Prague on a grey and rainy October Tuesday in 1989, in a small dilapidated courthouse on the outskirts of town, only to return the following May, flowers in bloom, for a meeting of Harvard Law School’s European alumni in a newly poshed-up hotel. ’ It seems that, after the Velvet Revolution, he had gone to work in Va´clav Havel’s office, where he was far too busy for an appointment.