In 1947, Benjamin Ferencz wrote legal history by prosecuting high-level Nazi ‘Einsatzgruppen’ officers who had been responsible for the murder of over one million Jews. The trial at Nuremberg was part of a first attempt to hold perpetrators of the most heinous atrocities to account in an international court. Over the course of Ferencz’s life (he is still alive at age 102), this international legal order has evolved significantly.

In this HKHTC-HKU webinar, Prof Gregory Gordon (CUHK, Law) tracks Ferencz’s landmark contributions to international justice through his role at Nuremberg and his longstanding advocacy for the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In light of recent developments in Ukraine, questions about the need for international justice are more pressing than ever.

 

25 April 2022 (Monday), 4:00-5:30 PM HKT (via Zoom)

All are welcome. Please register here