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The Making of International Criminal Justice


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INTRODUCTION 1: The Seven Ages of Man (Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture) PART I: HUMANITARIAN LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW: EVOLVING BODIES OF LAW 2: The Geneva Conventions and Public International Law 3: Customary Humanitarian Law: From the Academy to the Courtroom 4: The Humanization of the Law of War (Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture) 5: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 60 (Ditchley Hall) 6: Improving Compliance by Non-State Actors with Obligations in International Humanitarian Law: A Global Responsibility' PART II: THE RISE OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS 7: The Greatest Change in International Law 8: Reflections on the Prosecution of War Crimes by International Tribunals: A Historical Perspective 9: Anatomy of an International Criminal Tribunal (Manley O. Hudson Medal Lecture) 10: The Principle of Legality in International Criminal Law 11: The Challenges Facing the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 12: Statement to the UN Security Council 13: Does International Criminal Justice Work? (Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law) 14: The Role of the ICC: Accountability, Peace, and Justice 15: The ICC's Relationship with National Jurisdictions: What Future? 16: Making the International Criminal Court a Global Reality Through Cooperation PART III: INTERNATIONAL CRIMES AND JURISPRUDENCE OF INTERNATIONAL COURTS 17: Human Rights Law Marches Into New Territory: The Enforcement of International Human Rights by International Criminal Tribunals (Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture) 18: The Protection of Civilians in the Jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR 19: Deliver Us Not to Evil: Keeping POWs Safe 20: International and Non-International Conflicts in the Jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR 21: The ICJ's Opinion in Bosnia & Herzegovina v. Serbia & Montenegro PART IV: RESPONSIBILITY AND THE ROLE OF THE JUDGE 22: Judge Thomas Buergenthal and the Development of International Law by International Courts 23: Fairness in Sentencing (Separate and Partially Dissenting Opinion, Prosecutor v. Stanislav Galic) 24: Judicial Independence and Judicial Impartiality 25: The Role of Judges in Public Life 26: Decision-Making in International Criminal Tribunals 27: Justice and Leadership Dilemmas in Shakespeare EPILOGUE 28: Address at Memorial Cemetery at Potocari, Srebrenica

About the Author

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 International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Between March 2003 and November 2005 he served as President of the Tribunal, and was re-elected to this position in October 2011. 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.


All in all, this volume of speeches presents a rich and fascinating cornucopia for any reviewer, and it would be impossible to comment on all the important issues presented. * Michael J.Matheson, American Journal of International Law *

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