Judge Theodor Meron
Judge Theodor Meron will discuss the characteristics and the goals of international criminal justice, the political environment in which it operates, the challenges to the fight against impunity, its achievements and shortcomings, the agendas of the different stockholders, and the role of international criminal justice in promoting peace and reconciliation.
Since his election to the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in March 2001, Judge Theodor Meron has served on the Appeals Chamber. He was elected president of the tribunal from 2003 to 2005, and again in 2011. He was appointed president of the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals in March 2012. A leading scholar of international humanitarian law, human rights, and international criminal law, Meron helped build the legal foundations for international criminal tribunals.
The Peace Through Law Lecture is an annual keynote lecture which explores the attainment of peace through the successful implementation of justice and the rule of law. Beyond the cessation of hostilities alone, the lecture promotes a broad definition of peace as a freedom from disturbance, discrimination, and other inequities which supports human flourishing. Each year, a distinguished legal scholar or practitioner is invited to lecture on how their scholarship and work promotes and affects the attainment of peace through law.
This lecture series is generously sponsored by the Thomas F. Faye Peace Through Law.