Jackson Center presents Nuremburg’s legacy of Justice at Wolf Center today

David M. Crane, Founding Chief Prosecutor International War Crimes Tribunal for West Africa and Jackson Center co-founder.

CINCINNATI, OHIO – The Robert H. Jackson Center of Jamestown, announced “The Legacy of Justice: Nuremberg and the Future of International Criminal Law” will be held at the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio today at 6 p.m. Jackson Center board member David M. Crane, Founding Chief Prosecutor International War Crimes Tribunal for West Africa and Jackson Center co-founder and board member Gregory L. Peterson, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLC, will present. In an age when there is little political incentive to hold people and institutions accountable for crimes against humanity, Crane and Peterson will discuss the legacy of Nuremberg. Jackson Center president, Kristan McMahon will introduce the program.

Chief U.S. prosecutor Robert H. Jackson created the first International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany to bring perpetrators of the Third Reich to justice after World War II. He created “crimes against humanity” as an indictable offense and established an undeniable record of the crimes reaped from aggressive war. David Crane is the first American named the chief prosecutor of an international war crimes tribunal since Jackson in 1945.

The event will take place in the Wolf Center’s Reakirt Auditorium, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203. There will be a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the event by email to tjohnson@cincyhhc.org or 513.487.3055. The program was made possible by the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, Foreign Policy Leadership Council and The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.

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