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99 Years & Counting: Genocide, Human Rights, Cyber Terrorism, and International Crimes

SKU: INT1800
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2.5
Price$125
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Benjamin Ferencz was only 27 years old when he was assigned the role of Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and successfully convicted all 22 Nazi defendants for their participation in the murder over a million people. Now in his 100th year of life, Mr. Ferencz recounts his lifetime of work focusing on issues of international criminal justice in this captivating CLE course. Mr. Ferencz discusses the growth of international criminal law and the prosecution crimes of aggression including genocide and human rights abuses as well as the modern day threat posed by state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Lecturer Bio

Benjamin B. Ferencz, Esq.

After he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1943, Ben Ferencz joined an anti-aircraft artillery battalion preparing for the invasion of France. As an enlisted man under General Patton, he fought in every campaign in Europe. As Nazi atrocities were uncovered, he was transferred to a newly created War Crimes Branch of the Army to gather evidence of Nazi brutality and apprehend the criminals. Ferencz became Chief Prosecutor for the United States in what the Associated Press called "the biggest murder trial in history."

His book Defining International Aggression-The Search for World Peace was published in 1975. It seemed to him that there was little sense in denouncing aggression, terrorism, and other crimes against humanity unless these offenses became part of an accepted international criminal code enforced by an international court. He wrote another two-volume documentary history, An International Criminal Court-A Step Toward World Peace, which was published in 1980. It was intended to be a tool that nations could use to build a structure for peace. Mr. Ferencz lives with his wife, Gertrude, in Florida and New York. They have four grown children. He continues to write and speak worldwide for international law and global peace.

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