Dutch partner and family die in Malaysian Air crash

It is extraordinarily difficult for me to restrain myself from making pointed observations and criticisms regarding international affairs. As an IR major at Tufts, a former Recording Secretary at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and an international news junkie, perhaps like you, I have concerns, opinions, and observations.

I have never mentioned these matters here as I do not think LinkedIn is the appropriate forum for this.

However, recent events have taken at least one of our own. A partner at the Dutch Firm NautaDutilh and his family were lost on the Malaysian Airlines flight.

In this highly interconnected world in which we live and work, it is virtually impossible for any of us not to know someone who has been affected by the number of matters occurring in these recent days.

Without getting too lofty minded, I again hearken back to our early days at law school where many of us believed the rule of law leads to a more civil society. I still do, and hope our brothers and sisters at the bar will continue to serve as leaders in affecting positive change throughout the world.

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