David A. Buzard, PLC. Attorney and Consultant

David A. Buzard, PLC.  Attorney and Consultant Private law practice serving individuals, especially guardianship for incapacitated adults; plus con civilian and military legal career: command staff counsel, military justice and military-diplomatic service before retiring from the US Navy Reserve; plus civil litigation, trial work, workers' compensation and other administrative law as a private practitioner.

All in keeping with his precept, through over twenty-five years in the legal profession and before, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.
• Linguistic agility; fully fluent in French and English.
• Bridges cultural and linguistic divides between disparate persons and interests.
• Insightful, sensitive, and experienced in working in polit

All in keeping with his precept, through over twenty-five years in the legal profession and before, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.
• Linguistic agility; fully fluent in French and English.
• Bridges cultural and linguistic divides between disparate persons and interests.
• Insightful, sensitive, and experienced in working in polit

Operating as usual

08/18/2021

I am pleased to announce that on May 8, 2021, the Faculty of Law at Regent University conferred upon me the degree of Master of Laws in Human Rights, and designated me as their 'Outstanding LL.M. Graduate' for 2021.

Though some may hear it as a tired refrain, SSR remains key.  Here's an updated Executive Summary, from the African Unio...
09/17/2019
Security sector reform is vital to Silencing the Guns in Africa - ISS Africa

Though some may hear it as a tired refrain, SSR remains key. Here's an updated Executive Summary, from the African Union's viewpoint. "Limited or incomplete security sector reform can hamper efforts to address the root causes of conflict." However, "[w]ithout sound security sector management and governance, societies remain or become vulnerable to threats in both the short and long term."

To achieve peace, states need support in managing their political divisions and resolving rule of law problems.

Happy to announce that I am re-accredited to represent veterans, servicemembers and their families before the Department...
05/13/2019

Happy to announce that I am re-accredited to represent veterans, servicemembers and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Happy to announce that I am re-accredited to represent veterans, servicemembers and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

02/15/2019

Congolese military justice continues to flourish.

“ 'Today Africa has won. We say thank you to Senegal and to Africa for judging Africa,' said Clement Abeifouta, presiden...
06/02/2016
Hissène Habré trial provides model for international justice

“ 'Today Africa has won. We say thank you to Senegal and to Africa for judging Africa,' said Clement Abeifouta, president of a Habré survivors association. 'We are proud that this trial took place on African soil.' ”

Rights lawyers say case against former dictator of Chad, heard by AU-appointed judges in Senegal, will set important precedent

Glad last week to have completed "USAID Contract Management for NGO's - An Introduction."  This course, covering program...
07/07/2015
InsideNGO: Operational Excellence for Global Impact

Glad last week to have completed "USAID Contract Management for NGO's - An Introduction." This course, covering programs funded under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, nicely complements this past April's "USAID/Federal Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements". Both were offered by InsideNGO (http://insidengo.org).

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07/07/2015

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03/30/2013

Dear friends: I have started another year at EUSEC DR Congo, where I recently assumed the additional duties of Strategic Counsel: Inspector General and Military Justice.

Dear friends: as of March 6, 2012, I have returned to Kinshasa, where I serve as a U.S. State Department contracted Advi...
05/02/2012
CONSILIUM - EUSEC RD Congo

Dear friends: as of March 6, 2012, I have returned to Kinshasa, where I serve as a U.S. State Department contracted Advisor, seconded to the European Union Security Sector Reform Mission to the DR Congo Armed Forces, as its subject matter expert in human rights law.
For a glimpse into the Mission's mandate and work, please visit:

À la suite d'une demande officielle du gouvernement de la RDC, l'UE a décidé de mettre en place une mission de conseil et d'assistance de l'Union européenne en matière de réforme du secteur de la sécurité en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ("EUSEC RD Congo"). La mission a été lancée le 8 juin...

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