Theodor Meron elected Honorary Visiting Fellow

Trinity College is delighted to announce the election of the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal Judge Theodor Meron as an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the College for three years. He has been a member of the College’s Senior Common room for several years, and last term gave a lecture, ‘On being an International Criminal Court Judge: Challenges and Rewards,’ hosted by the College.

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 and, since 2014, a Visiting Professor of International Criminal Law at Oxford University. 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.

Upon being elected, Judge Meron said: ‘Since my election to the SCR a few years ago, Trinity has treated me as one of its own. I am so terribly grateful for the tremendous distinction of conferral of Honorary Visiting Fellowship. I could have no friendlier, more open or more stimulating home for my writing and lectures and look forward to being an active and creative member of the College.’

Posted: 3 June 2019

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