PUBLISHED:October 16, 2007

Keynote address on international criminal tribunals kicks off International Week Oct. 22

Theodor Meron, judge and former president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, will deliver the keynote speech for Duke Law School’s International Week on Oct. 22. His talk, titled “Challenges of Impunity,” will relay his experiences on criminal tribunals both for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, as well as key legal doctrines in the area of international criminal law.

This event, sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law, will get underway in room 3041 at 12:10 p.m. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first served basis.

A leading scholar of international human rights law and international criminal law whose work helped build the legal foundations for international criminal tribunals, Meron is the Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus and Judicial Fellow at New York University Law School. He received his legal education at the University of Jerusalem and Harvard and Cambridge Universities.

Now in its seventh year, International Week, Oct. 22-26, celebrates the diversity of the Duke Law community. In addition to Judge Meron’s keynote address, highlights include the annual “Croissants et Café” gathering for students, faculty, and staff, the Cultural Extravaganza and Talent Show, and an international “Food Fiesta” that will close the week. Current LLM candidates will also take part in a panel discussion on the globalization of law practice, and Jason Ullner JD/LLM ’99 will discuss his transition from private practice to the U.S. Foreign Service. A complete list of events is available on the Law School calendar.

For more information, contact Suzanne Brown at (919) 613-7033 or