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Remembering Aron Broches 

Author: Antonio R. Parra
14 October 2016

Image credit: photograph of Aron Broches (1991) by his friend Judith Walser, reproduced here with her permission.

Aron Broches

On today’s fiftieth anniversary of the coming into force of the Convention establishing the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), it is right to remember the life of the main drafter of the Convention and founding Secretary-General of ICSID, Aron Broches.

Aron (‘Ronnie’) was born in Amsterdam on March 22, 1914. His daughter, Alexandra, writes that -

He was the oldest of three children: Ronnie, Julia, and Elias (‘Epie’). His mother and father, Anna Broches-Person and Abraham Broches, émigrés respectively from what is now the Ukraine and Belarus, met and married in Amsterdam. Abraham was a cigarette manufacturer of many successful Broches Cigarette brands [...]

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