Scott Horton

Scott Horton is a legal affairs and national security contributor to Harper’s Magazine and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, specializing in human rights law.

Recently, he led a number of studies of issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including the Committee on International Law. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the EurasiaGroup and the American Branch of the International Law Association, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is currently writing a book on private military contractors, and managing a project on that subject for Human Rights First.

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