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. 

Lecture
April 1997
Introduction Since Professor Emeritus Blaine Sloan is a dear and admired friend who recruited me to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Pace Law School, it is a particular ...
Article
February 1997
Once again, the creation of an international criminal court is high on the United Nations agenda. The General Assembly has instructed a Preparatory Committee to draft a ...
Article
June 1996
June 22, 1996 Every orderly society has three requirements: Clear laws, to define what is permissible and impermissible; Courts (civil and criminal) to settle disputes or ...
Article
April 1996
Reviewing: Yael Danieli, Nigel S. Rodley, and Lars Weisaeth (eds.), International Responses to Traumatic Stress: Humanitarian, Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Development ...
Video
March 1996
Ben Ferencz recalls all of the subsequent trials at Nuremberg at a reunion of Nuremberg Trials participants held in Washington D.C. on March 22-23, 1996.
Book
1995
Introduction The following briefly summarizes ideas encompassed in the latest Ferencz book, New Legal Foundations for Global Survival, which is the culmination of his life’s ...
Lecture
October 1993
You’ve heard from Professor Rubin, a distinguished scholar, and serious thinker that there should not be an international criminal tribunal to punish crimes against ...
Article
October 1992
I. Introduction On December 11, 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations passed three successive resolutions designed to prevent a recurrence of some of the ...
Article
April 1992
Background For almost fifty years, nations were unable to agree upon a definition of international aggression. It was easier to commit aggression than to define it. Writing in ...
Article
March 1990
Today, in the course of about twenty minutes, I will deal with the issue of accountability for state-sponsored mass murder in light of the Nuremberg Trails. Seeing the special ...
Book
1988

Planethood: The Key to Your Future

By Benjamin B. Ferencz with Ken Keyes Jr.
Article
September 1986
It is widely held, particularly in the United States, that with sufficient determination and application, all problems can be resolved in a fairly brief period of time. The ...
Book
1985
Preface For the first time in history, it lies within man’s power to destroy all life on earth. National and economic rivalries, competing political ideologies and ...
Book
1983
Introduction By Louis B. Sohn* Athens, Georgia, February 1983 This is the third part of a grand trilogy. In the first two parts, Benjamin B. Ferencz presented collections of ...
Article
January 1982
The Symposium on the Future of Human Rights in the World Legal Order that appeared in the Winter, 1981 issue of the Hofstra Law Review that appeared in the Winter, 1981 issue ...
Article
July 1981
At its session that ended in December 1980, the United Nations considered a subject that had been allowed to lie dormant for over a quarter of a century. It was first taken up ...
Article
November 1980
Introduction The most fundamental of all human rights is the right of all human beings to live in peace and dignity without the constant fear and threat of imminent ...