About Jack

Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does. As a international human rights and criminal lawyer and trial skills teacher around the world, its his most important tool. As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally. As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated.

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The Rule of Law Matters, in the World and Right Here at Home

One of the main purposes of the International Criminal Court was create a permanent body those focused on crimes against humanity and to address wrongs and to hopefully dissuade those from committing them in the future. I was privileged to be involved with a program there not long ago and I was able to see and better understand some of their fine work.  However, Rule of Law is bigger than just the ICC.

Rule of Law also applies to legal systems and systems of justice within countries. People want and need to believe that their systems are fair and just and equally applied to all. As a result, the laws need to work and the corruption that can be found everywhere needs to be minimised as much as possible.  This is one of the reasons I co-founded Trial Skills International.  The purpose was to teach lawyers around the world to be better at what they did. The better they were, the more pride they would take and capable they would be.  The net result would ideally be a more stable world.  Since that time, I've worled in some pretty far flung places, let me tell you.

I appear on the Nicole Sandler Radio program today to talk about Rule of Law and why it mattters everywhere including the United States. Hope you can listen in.