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. 

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 ...
Lecture
April 1980
Source: Reprinted from the Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of The American Society of International Law, April 17-19, 1980 I hope to both summarize the high points of ...
Book
1980
Introduction by Professor Louis Sohn, Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School A few years ago Benjamin B. Ferencz made available to the discerning public a ...
Article
October 1975
Introduction A profound, yet almost imperceptible, change slowly is taking place among the nations of earth. A burgeoning awareness exists that the vital resources of this ...
Article
May 1975
Rükerstattung Nach Den Gesetzen Der Alliierten Mäcthe by Walter Schwartz (Munich: C.H. Beck. 1974) Pp. 394. When Justice Robert H. Jackson, the US Prosecutor, stood before ...
Article
July 1973
I. Introduction There are times in the affairs of nations when preference for the stability of the traditional must yield to the imperatives of the present. The existing ...
Article
June 1972
I. Introduction As the United Nations Special Committee on the Question of Defining Aggression opened its sixth annual session and 100th meeting in Geneva [1] on April 25, ...
Article
April 1972
We are reminded by a distinguished former judge of the High Court of Calcutta, that it is a timeless axiom of justice without which social life is unthinkable, that a wrong ...
Article
June 1968
The formulation of rules by which wars should be conducted has occupied belligerents for hundreds of years, yet man remains a primitive in governing what is the most primitive ...
Article
June 1967
West Germany: Supreme Court Bars Claims of Forced Laborers Against German Industrial Concerns—The Federal Republic of Germany was one of sixty-five nations that ratified the ...
Article
October 1960
All law, whether national or international, civil or criminal, has its roots in precepts of behavior which, if violated, invoke a sanction from the community that has been ...
Article
March 1957
Many of the great movements of history are guided by the inspiration and determination of a few devoted men. The scope and complexity of contemporary life, however, compel a ...
Article
February 1948
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself." [1] ...
Video
September 1947
Selected clips from the opening statements by Ben Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor of the Einsatzgruppen Case #9 held in Nuremberg, Germany.
Article
September 1947
MR. FERENCZ: May it please your Honors: It is with sorrow and with hope that we here disclose the deliberate slaughter of more than a million innocent and defenseless men, ...
Article
April 1940
Criminal law and criminology have, for the past several years, been confronted with a problem that reaches the very foundations and basic philosophies underlying the study and ...