Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton

Scott Horton, April 12, 2011

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The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, professor and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, discusses the protest letter signed by top US legal scholars – including Obama’s law professor at Harvard – about Bradley Manning’s illegal and immoral conditions of detainment; how Manning is subjected to unnecessary security/suicide prevention measures to punish and vilify him; and the US refusal to allow a private meeting between Manning and the UN representative on torture.

MP3 here. (20:03)

The other Scott Horton is a Contributing Editor for Harper’s magazine where he writes the No Comment blog. A New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict, Horton lectures at Columbia Law School. A life-long human rights advocate, Scott served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union.

He is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region. Scott recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, the EurasiaGroup and the American Branch of the International Law Association.

3 Responses to “The Other Scott Horton”

  1. Manning is being mistreated while in custody. The U.S. Government refuses to allow human rights people to visit him. Is any of this surprising?

    The U.S. Government is broken. It's lawless at home and abroad. In the eyes of the world, the U.S. is just another "banana republic" kind of country. And the American sheeple might consider the merits of nullification, of secession. . . .

  2. "And the American sheeple might consider the merits of nullification, of secession. . . . "

    In order to experience the worst of all?

  3. The other Scott Horton is so quaint. He still thinks there's a rule of law in the U.S. and that O cares how he appears to others.

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