A Conversation on International Criminal Justice with Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals moderated by Professor Lori Damrosch
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 04:30 PM EDT
-- 05:45 PM EDT
Jerome Greene Hall Room 102 B
Judge Theodor Meron is the current President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, elected to this position by his fellow judges in October 2011 and re-elected to a two-year term this month. He also served as President of the Tribunal between March 2003 and November 2005, and was appointed the President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) by the United Nations Secretary-General in March 2012 for a period of four years. Judge Meron will discuss the challenges facing the institutions of international criminal justice, from the perspectives of his long experience and leadership roles in the field.
Since his election to the Tribunal by the U.N. General Assembly in March 2001, Judge Meron has served on the Appeals Chamber, which hears appeals from both the Tribunal and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). A leading scholar of international humanitarian law, human rights, and international criminal law, Judge Meron wrote some of the books and articles that helped build the legal foundations for international criminal tribunals. A Shakespeare enthusiast, he has also written articles and books on the laws of war and chivalry in Shakespeare’s historical plays.