Theodor Meron has been Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law, specializing in human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law, and law and literature since 1978. In 1994 he was named to the Charles L. Denison Chair at NYU Law School. Professor Meron was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law (1993-1998) and is a member of the Board of Editors, the Council on Foreign Relations, the American and French Societies of International Law, and the Bar of the State of New York. He serves on the advisory committees of boards of several human rights organizations, including Helsinki Watch, Americas Watch, and the International League of Human Rights. In 1990, he served as a “Public Member” of the United States Delegation to the CSCE Conference on Human Dimensions in Copenhagen. In 1998, he served as a member of U.S. Delegation to the Rome Conference on the establishment of an International Criminal Court. He served on several committees of experts of the ICRC, on Internal Strife, on Environment and Armed Conflicts, and on Customary Rules of International Humanitarian Law. He was a Carnegie Lecturer at the Hague Academy of International Law, Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, Max Planck Institute Fellow (Heidelberg), Sir Hersh Lauterpacht Memorial Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He lectured in many universities and in the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and leads the annual ICRC seminars for U.N. diplomats on humanitarian law at NYU and in Geneva. In 1997, he was elected Associate Member of the Institute of International Law. Professor Meron’s publications include Human Rights in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1984) and Human Rights Law-Making in the United Nations (Oxford University Press, 1986), which was awarded the certificate of merit of the American Society of International Law. He is a frequent contributor to the American Journal of International Law and other legal journals. His works in progress, to appear as books (OUP) in 1998 are Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare and War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays. He was invited to deliver the General Course of Public International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2001.