(PRWEB) April 03, 2014
For decades, Benjamin B. Ferencz has advocated that the rule of force be replaced with the rule of law. Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, will discuss the need for a practical legal solution to discourage aggressive wars on April 14 at The John Marshall Law School.
At “The Illegal Use of Force as a Crime Against Humanity,” this year’s Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture, Ferencz will address sovereignty rights and how they play out in preventing aggressive actions.
Ferencz, a proponent of the International Criminal Court, argues that leaders who – without lawful justification and with intent – are responsible for foreseeable large-scale civilian casualties should be accused of crimes against humanity.
Ferencz says: “Nuremberg taught me that creating a world of tolerance and compassion would be a long and arduous task. And I also learned that if we did not devote ourselves to developing effective world law, the same cruel mentality that made the Holocaust possible might one day destroy the entire human race.”
Mr. Ferencz will be available for interviews before or after his lecture; please coordinate by contacting Christine Kraly at ckraly(at)jmls(dot)edu or 312-427-2737 ext. 171. The lecture is free, but reservations are required, at http://events.jmls.edu/registration/node/504
Who: Guest lecturer Benjamin B. Ferencz, last surviving prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials
What: The annual Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture
Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
When: Noon – 2 p.m., April 14, 2014