[JURIST] The permanent judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday held an Extraordinary Plenary Session to elect the successor to Theodor Meron, whose term as president of the Tribunal expires Thursday. The judges elected Italian Fausto Pocar [ICTY press release] as President of the Tribunal, and Australian Kevin Parker as Vice-President. Outgoing president Meron praised the post-WWII Nuremburg trials for laying the foundations for today's international law during an interview with Reuters. At the same time Meron credited the UN tribunals of today with expanding and adding to Nuremburg's legacy on international criminal procedure and evidence. Reuters has more.