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Book Launch: Standing up for Justice by Judge Theodor Meron

Thursday 21 October 2021
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Leiden University, Leiden Law School have the pleasure to invite you for the book launch of Standing up for Justice (OUP) by Judge Theodor Meron


  • Opening by the Netherlands Representative to the International Criminal Court Mr. Henk Cor van der Kwast
  • Introduction by moderator Prof. Carsten Stahn, Leiden University
  • Presentation by Mr. Karim Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
  • Presentation by Prof. Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University
  • Response by Judge Theodor Meron

 The 30% discount code for the book is ALAUTHC4 and can be entered on the OUP  website: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/standing-up-for-justice-9780198863434

The recording of the book launch can be accessed here.

About the book: Standing Up for Justice: The Challenges of Trying Atrocity Crimes

The book begins with Judge Meron recounting how his childhood experiences in Poland during World War II and career as a law professor in the US influenced his subsequent illustrious stint as an international judge. For two decades, Judge Meron has been at the heart of the international criminal justice system, serving as President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, and a Judge of the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Drawing on this experience, he reflects on the rule of law, the principle of fairness in trying atrocity crimes, judicial independence and impartiality in international criminal courts, and how acquittals and the early release of prisoners interact with international justice and accountability, before addressing the all-important question: does international criminal justice work?

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