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Ben Ferencz's advocacy of the rule of law over the ravages of war means that he has ample opportunities to respond to national and global events. See below for a sample of these responses.

September 29, 2021
Benjamin Ferencz jagte Adolf Hitler, in den Nürnberger Prozessen klagte er Nazi-Massenmörder an. Im Interview mit t-online berichtet der 101-Jährige, wie er Beweise in KZs fand.
August 20, 2021
Rep. Barbara Lee, Noam Chomsky, and Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz issued prescient warnings about the war before it was launched.
August 6, 2020
It's not every young lawyer who makes history with his first case but that’s exactly what Ben Ferencz did. Back in 1947, at just 27 years old, he acted as chief prosecutor in the trial of high-ranking SS officers accused of the murder of hundreds of thousands of people. Today, Ferencz is the last contemporary witness of the Nuremberg Trials and is still standing up for peace and justice in ...
June 29, 2020
A group of 175 legal scholars and lawyers specializing in international law have urged President Trump to rescind his authorization of sanctions and visa denials for International Criminal Court staff members investigating war crimes in Afghanistan, including those allegedly committed by U.S. forces. [...] "Among the signatories is Ben Ferencz, the last surviving U.S. prosecutor of Nazis at ...
May 7, 2020
From The Washington Post: "Sgt. Benjamin Ferencz, a future Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor, wrote his fiancee: “There were no wild shouts, no hurrahs, no tearing of paper and confetti. … The end of the war is being greeted as just the end of another day.”"
March 11, 2020
At 27, he took on the Nazis in the courtroom at Nuremberg and has been fighting for justice ever since. Read article here. by Gregory Gordon & Mia Swart for Al Jazeera
March 9, 2020
Netflix hat eine Serie über sein Leben im Programm. Ben Ferencz hat den schlimmsten Verbrechern in die Augen gesehen, hat gestohlene Schätze gefunden, Staatsmänner getroffen und arbeitet bis heute für eine friedliche Welt.
November 1, 2019
We are a nation that stands for the rule of law and strength in the law of war. When the Nazis were defeated, we put them on trial. Some couldn’t understand that; it had never happened before. But as one of the American lawyers who was at Nuremberg says, “I was trying to prove that the rule of law should govern human behavior.”  See full speech here.