|Answering questions about Radovan Karadzic in 1996. (serge ligtenberg/associated press)|
Antonio Cassese, jurist for war crimes tribunals
Antonio Cassese, a prominent Italian jurist who helped found two international war-crimes tribunals and who was often described as the chief architect of modern international criminal justice, died early Saturday at his home in Florence, Italy. He was 74. In books, law journals and decisions from the bench, Cassese expanded the body of international law that had lain mostly dormant since the trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo after World War II.