Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Global Seminar on Military Justice Reform

The second Global Seminar on Military Justice Reform will be held at Yale Law School on November 8, 2014. The program and readings can be found here. (Do you know who is having a Bad Day in the poster illustration?)


  1. Admiral John Byng on the HMS Monarch, shot on March 17, 1757 for 'failing to do his outmost' by deciding to not land forces, contrary to an order to attack French forces besieging British Fort St Philip on Minorca island during the Seven Years War.

  2. "[I]n this country it is found good, from time to time, to kill one Admiral to encourage the others." Voltaire, Candide.

    1. I imagine Adm. Byng did not view this as the best of all possible worlds.


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