Judge Antonio Cassese, Ave Atque Vale
Opinio Juris learns with sadness of the passing of Judge Antonio Cassese, one of the pioneers of international criminal justice, following a long battle with cancer. If you like, leave any remembrances or tributes in the comments. For my part, I remember Judge Cassese most from the 1980s, at various international humanitarian law meetings, and then particularly around the time of the formation of the Yugoslavia tribunal, when he would sometimes visit the offices of Human Rights Watch or the Open Society Institute. I remember him best as a intellectual with great passion – and a great sense of humor.