On Monday 1 December 2014 Judge Meron (President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia & President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals) gave the 2014 Oxford Global Justice Lecture which is kindly sponsored by the Planethood Foundation.
Judge Meron spoke of how, after atrocities have been committed during an armed conflict, it is increasingly common for a wide variety of stakeholders to call for those who have committed crimes during the conflict to be tried before courts of law. But while victims, local political leaders, members of civil society, members of the international community, and many others may share a common desire for justice, just what justice means for these different groups - and what these different groups hope to achieve through trials - may vary greatly. He explored the sometimes conflicting expectations held by those who support international justice and calls for post-conflict accountability, and the implications of these different expectations for international criminal courts and the rule of law.
A dinner was held after the event at St Peter's College.