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Editors’ Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Michael J. Matheson
George Washington University Law School. E-mail:
Natalie L. Reid
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. E-mail:


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Symposium on the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
Copyright © American Society of International Law 2016

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1 These trials were conducted by the 1945 International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the 1946 International Military Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo). See, e.g., 1 Virginia Morris & Michael P. Scharf, An Insider’s Guide to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 2–10 (1995). For a description of “atrocity crimes,” see David Scheffer, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals 428–37 (2012).

2 SC Res. 827 (May 25, 1993).

3 SC Res. 955 (Nov. 8, 1994).

4 United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, About the MICT (undated), at