Theodor Meron, Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus and Judicial Fellow, has been elected to the position of honorary president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting international relations and the study of international law. Meron, a professor of international law at NYU since 1977, was the president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from 2003 until 2005, and serves as a judge in the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

The honorary presidency was previously held by the late Thomas Franck, former Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law Emeritus, who was elected in February 2009.

Posted on March 30, 2010