Theodor Meron

President Meron has been a Judge and the President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) since the Mechanism’s establishment in 2012. He was also a Judge of the Appeals Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since his election to the ICTY in March 2001 and until the closure of those Tribunals. In addition, he served a total of four terms as President of the ICTY. A leading scholar of international humanitarian law, human rights, and international criminal law, President Meron is the author of a dozen books on international law and chivalry in Shakespeare and more than a hundred articles, including some of the books and articles that helped build the legal foundations for international criminal tribunals. He is a member of the Institute of International Law and of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts, and the recipient of numerous awards, honours, and medals, such as the Hudson Medal (ASIL) and the Haskins Prize (ACLS) as well as Officer of the French Legion of Honour, Grand Officer of the French National Order of Merit as well as Officer of the Order of Merit of Poland. A past honorary President of the American Society of International Law and past Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law, he is Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus at NYU Law School and, since 2014, a Visiting Professor of International Criminal Law at Oxford University.