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Ferencz lecture: Berkeley Law School

Film | Accession Number: 1994.A.0037 | RG Number: RG-12.021.22

Ferencz contends that the Nuremberg trial should demonstrate in penal action man's right to live in peace and dignity. Therefore, he concludes that law has a large role to play in establishing peace. Those principles sufficiently developed at Nuremberg (crime of aggressive war and crimes against humanity) help us to create a peaceful world. He advises implementing the following mechanisms in an international arena to reverse "international anarchy": 1) laws; 2) courts; and 3) enforcement. Furthermore, Ferencz outlines his idea for a better international structure in the United Nations: 1) disarmament or arms control; 2) effective sanctions and peacekeeping forces; and 3) social justice. He urges the students to utilize common sense policies to overcome problems, enact changes, and promote peace. Ferencz also discusses his leadership in compensations claims for Nazi victims. A question and answer period follows.

Event Date
1987 September 10
San Francisco, CA, United States
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Benjamin Ferencz
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