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During the course of his distinguished career, Ben Ferencz has published numerous books, scholarly articles, letters, op-eds, and communiques through the web, He has also been featured in a wide range of video and audio recordings. 

Article
August 2006
You ask: "Is it necessary to sacrifice fair trial standards to prosecute terrorism?" In principle, every human being is always entitled to fair and humane treatment. Even the ...
Article
December 2005
Q: You were recruited for the Nuremberg war crime trials. How did this come about - was it related to your work with the War Crimes Branch of the Army? To some respects it ...
Article
December 2005
The greatest tribute we can pay to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust and similar tragedies is never to stop trying to make this a more humane and peaceful ...
Video
November 2005
A Nov. 10, 2005 interview with Ben Ferencz, Nuremberg Trials prosecutor prior to an ABA Conference commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Nuremberg Trial. The event was held at ...
Video
November 2005
Ferencz speaks to the ABA Section of International Law at an event titled "Nuremberg and the Birth of International Law" on November 11, 2005.
Article
November 2005
"We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow," Chief Justice Robert Jackson warned at ...
Article
November 2005
General Editor’s Preface The principle of aggression is at the core of the modern international legal order. The United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg principles have ...
Article
September 2005
To the Editor: Gary J. Bass argues ("Try and Try Again," Op-Ed, Sept. 26) that a trial of Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi war crimes tribunal for murdering 143 villagers in 1982 ...
Video
May 2005
Ferencz speaks to the ABA Section of International Law at an event titled "Nuremberg and the Birth of International Law" on November 11, 2005.
Article
April 2005
Senator Richard G. Lugar, Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Dirksen Building Washington DC 20510-6225 April 11, 2005 Dear Senator Lugar: Almost 60 years ago, ...
Article
April 2005
The following essay was written by Ben Ferencz a few days after the secret information contained therein became public. Since the American Society for International Law had ...
Article
January 2005
To the Editor: Eric A. Posner's denunciation of both the International Court of Justice and the recently established International Criminal Court in The Hague ("All Justice, ...
Article
November 2004
No satisfactory English translation has been found for the German term "Einsatzgruppen"(EG). An accurate description might be "special extermination groups." Their primary ...
Article
November 2004
On November 1, 1943, as the tides of World War Two began to turn, leaders of the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union convened in Moscow. Germany had been ...
Audio
October 2004
The Biggest Murder Trial in History: The Evolution and Status of International Criminal Law. Recorded in September 2004, New Rochelle, New York.
Article
September 2004
Dear Friends: As a former combat veteran, with five battle stars received with my honorable discharge after World War Two, I owe it to the forty-million people who died in ...
Article
July 2004
July 18, 2004 Dear Friends: Don Kraus and Heather Hamilton, of Global Solutions, have forwarded information about recent congressional action that is very disturbing. On July ...
Lecture
June 2004
The highest compliment we can render to the memory of Justice Robert H. Jackson, as we approach the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials is, is to try to build on the ...