Saturday, 6 October 2012

Benjamin Ferencz Honoured in Nuremberg

Ben Ferencz in 1948 in the Nuremberg courtroom.

Ben Ferencz, taken yesterday in the Nuremberg courtroom. Behind him is the door through which the Nazi defendants entered.


On Thursday evening in Nuremberg’s Grand Hotel, Benjamin Ferencz was honoured as the first recipient of the Nuremberg Lecture for Peace and Justice award. The honour was presented in conjunction with a conference organized by the new Nuremberg Peace Through Law Academy which was held in the famous Courtroom 600, where the Nuremberg trials took place.
Ben Ferencz, who is now in his early 90s, is an indefatigable campaigner for international justice, and in particular for its role in preventing aggressive war and promoting peace. He was the prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen trial held from 1947 to 1948.
Judge Hans-Peter Kaul, left, at Chautauqua in August.
The award was delivered by Judge Hans-Peter Kaul of the International Criminal Court in a wonderful tribute, available here.

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