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Judge Thomas Buergenthal and the Development of International Law by International Courts

Theodor Meron

in The Making of International Criminal Justice

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608935
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729706 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608935.003.0022
Judge Thomas Buergenthal and the Development of International Law by International Courts

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This chapter presents Theodor Meron's speech honoring his very close friend, and one of the greatest international jurists of our time, Judge Thomas Buergenthal. Through his contributions as a scholar and a judge, Tom Buergenthal has played a critical role at the juncture of the two most important international law developments of the last half a century. The first is the human rights revolution, where he has attained a unique status. The second is the establishment and growth of international courts and tribunals and their role in the normative development of international law.

Keywords: Judge Thomas Buergenthal; international law; human rights; international courts; international tribunals

Chapter.  2654 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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