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Philippe Leroux-Martin

Philippe Leroux-Martin

Former Associate, The Future of Diplomacy Project



Philippe Leroux-Martin is a Canadian lawyer who worked for the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a member of a team of legal advisors who oversaw the legal aspects of the Dayton peace agreement implementation. Mr. Leroux-Martin also acted as chief legal advisor to the Police Restructuring Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina chaired by former Belgian Prime Minister Wilfried Martens. Following his work in Sarajevo, he headed the legal department of the International Civilian Office, an organization established to supervise and coordinate Kosovo’s accession to independence in 2008–9. Mr. Leroux-Martin is a graduate of the Université de Montréal, the London School of Economics and the Harvard Kennedy School. His book "Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina" was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2014.

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January 21, 2014

Bosnia’s Lessons for Syria

Op-Ed, The New York Times

By Philippe Leroux-Martin, Former Associate, The Future of Diplomacy Project

"As determined as foreigners may be to resolve conflict, civil war is extraordinarily resistant to outside intervention."

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