Former Nuremberg trials prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz visits Leiden Law School

http://law.leiden.edu.nl From 1-5 September 2014 Benjamin Ferencz (94) visited the Leiden Law School. He was invited for a special one-day event organized for all 2nd year law students, devoted to the theme ‘ethical dilemmas in war and peace’. In 1947-1948 Ferencz was the chief prosecutor in one of the so-called follow-up Nuremberg trials, the Einsatzgruppen trial.

During his long life he has published extensively and has participated in international negotiations on the definition of aggression and on the crime of aggression. See for further information his website: http://www.benferencz.org.

Following an inspiring presentation in movie theatre Trianon on 1 September he answered questions from some of the 200 2nd year law students who were present and had discussions with them. On 3 September Ferencz spoke in the Academy building during an unforgettable meeting with the new group of 40 Advanced LLM Public International Law students. On 5 September he spoke in the Lorentz lecture hall for academic staff. In between these presentations, Ferencz had interviews (with Mare, Leidsch Dagblad, NRC and Deutschlandradio) and meetings with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, judges and staff of the ICC, and with the President of the ICTY.

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