The Washington Foreign Law Society mourns the passing of Benjamin Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case of the Nuremberg Trials.
In 2018, the Washington Foreign Law Society was proud to recognize Mr. Ferencz with the Harry LeRoy Jones Award, which is bestowed upon honorees who promote the rule of law and have a profound and lasting impact on institutions dedicated to justice and international law.
Mr. Ferencz was a towering legal mind, whose legacy is that of a more just and humane society. In his pursuit for accountability, Mr. Ferencz made a profound and lasting contribution to the rule of law internationally.
May his memory be a blessing to those who knew him, and an example to those who did not.