Theodor Meron

Comment
Jan/Feb
1997
Theodor Meron

The Hague tribunal has focused attention on crimes against humanity, but its limited success raises questions about the future of international law.

Essay
Summer
1993
Theodor Meron

Gross human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia-rape, torture, summary execution and mass internment-cannot go uncensured by the international community. A war crimes tribunal is a moral imperative and would go far toward deterring future criminals and defusing ethnic tensions in the Balkans. Although prosecution will be difficult, the alternative-doing nothing-is unacceptable. To abandon the process now, after the United Nations has already called for a tribunal, would make a mockery of international law. The moral legacy of the Nuremberg trials is at stake.