Theodor Meron is one of international law’s heavyweights - not only current President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) - but also a leading scholar of international humanitarian law, human rights, and international criminal law.
Meron wrote some of the books and articles that helped build the legal foundations for international criminal tribunals.
He was born in Poland in 1930 and is an American and a Shakespeare enthusiast: he has also written articles and books on the laws of war and chivalry in Shakespeare’s historical plays.
Meron served as a member of the United States Delegation to the Rome Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (ICC) and was involved in the drafting of the provisions on crimes, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.
And, according to a review we found on Amazon of Meron’s book Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare, “Whether its [sic] Troilus and Cressida or Henry V, Meron is better at 8:30 in the morning than the New York Times”.