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US judge to head Hague war crimes tribunal

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] elected a new President Thursday. Judge Theodor Meron (USA) was selected to succeed Judge Claude Jorda (France). Judge Meron, initially elected to the ICTY by the UN General Assembly in 2001, received his legal education at the Universities of Jerusalem, Harvard (where he received his doctorate), and Cambridge. Since 1977, he has been a Professor of International Law and, since 1994, the holder of the Charles L. Denison Chair at New York University Law School. Judge Meron will take office as ICTY President on March 11. Read the full ICTY press release, and visit Judge Meron's faculty profile page at NYU Law School.

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