Archive

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. 

Web Communique
January 2001
"Fire!" is being shouted in a crowded theater by persons who are trying to stampede the public with misleading and erroneous declarations. Justwatch has forwarded a lengthy ...
Op-ed
December 2000
With the stroke of a pen, President Bill Clinton has a last chance to safeguard humankind from genocide, crimes against humanity and the ravages of war itself. He must simply ...
Article
November 2000
November 11, 2000 President William Jefferson Clinton The White House Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Over 53 years ago, I was the Chief ...
Article
October 2000
Jerry Fowler: Welcome to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. My name is Jerry Fowler. I'm the staff director of the Museum's Committee on Conscience. The Committee on ...
Article
June 2000
After the horrors of World War II, our government inspired the world by its proclamations at the Nuremberg trials that never again would aggression, crimes against humanity ...
Article
January 2000
A statute laying the foundation for a permanent international criminal court (ICC) was adopted by overwhelming vote at a diplomatic conference in Rome on July 17, 1998. The ...
Article
November 1999
Columbia Journal of Transnational Law: Inmemoriam Nov. 1 1998 Telford Taylor (TT), gifted author, lawyer, prosecutor, professor, sportsman, musician, composer and visionary, ...
Article
November 1999
A Bird's-Eye View of the Past Century Every human society, if it is to live in security and freedom, must be governed by a system of clear laws, courts with binding authority ...
Article
April 1999
Prelude to Nuremberg When I was born in 1920, in a ramshackle cottage in a tiny village in Transylvania, no one could possibly have imagined the path my life would take. ...
Article
April 1999
Ever since the Judgment at Nuremberg, it has been universally binding law that aggressive war is not a national right but an international crime. The most fundamental human ...
Article
April 1999
The Goal Fifty years ago, on 29 September 1947 to be exact, I stood before a tribunal in the courthouse at Nuremberg and accused 22 members of the SS Einsatzgruppen of ...
Article
July 1998
Dear Friends: The first reason for this message is to convey sincere appreciation to all of you who contributed to the "establishment" in Rome of the first "permanent" ...
Video
July 1998
These remarks by Benjamin Ferencz were delivered in July 1998 in Rome just before the historic vote to establish a permanent International Criminal Court.
Lecture
June 1998
Source: Official Document, UN Speeches, June 16, 1998 I have come to Rome to speak for those who cannot speak - the silent victims of monstrous evil deeds. The only ...
Lecture
June 1998
I have come to Rome to speak for those who cannot speak - the silent victims of monstrous deeds. The only authorization I have comes from my heart. Over fifty years ago, I ...
Article
June 1998
June 29, 1998 Nations from all over the world are meeting in Rome to form a new legal institution. They are trying to establish a permanent International Criminal Court (ICC) ...
Article
May 1998
A Brief Introduction Prosecuting crimes against peace and humanity was not invented at Nuremberg in 1945. Since ancient days, the legality of war itself and how wars were ...
Article
April 1998
29 April 1998 The world stands on the threshold of closing a glaring gap in the international legal order. Over fifty years ago, the International Military Tribunal at ...