Theodor Meron was elected an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the College in 2019. He has been a member of the College’s Senior Common room for several years, and since 2014 he has been a visiting professor at the University of Oxford. He is an academic associate at the Bonavero Human Rights Institute in Oxford.
A leading figure in international criminal justice, Judge 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 its president, as well as the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). A leading scholar of international humanitarian law, human rights, and international criminal law, Judge Meron 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 including the Legion of Honour.
Judge Meron is 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. He has authored 11 books, including seven published by Oxford University Press. He was one of 17 persons honoured by Vanity Fair (March 2019 issue) and One Young World as spearheading the development goals of the United Nations. His contribution is listed as peace, justice and strong institutions.