Benjamin Ferencz

Heed the Lesson of Nuremberg: Let No Nation Be Above the Law

“We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow,” Chief Justice Robert Jackson warned at the opening session of the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal, on November 20, 1945. “To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well.”As