About This Course
The trials at Nuremberg, where twenty two major Nazi criminals were prosecuted, was a pivotal historical event that had tremendous impact on international criminal law in the decades since. The trials, which sentenced twelve of the defendants to death, coincided with the larger global issue of how and when to prosecute crimes of aggression, who should prosecute these crimes and how to determine which crimes are actionable. This riveting CLE course, is led by none other than Benjamin Ferencz, who, as the US Chief Prosecutor for the Nuremberg Trials was center-stage to these events. He presents the incredible developments that led to the trials and their relationship to the legal battles of the current day.