Jackson Center Officials To Speak

“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, on Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m.

David M. Crane, Robert H. Jackson Center board member a founding chief prosecutor of the International War Crimes Tribunal for West Africa, and Gregory L. Peterson, Jackson Center co-founder, board member and a partner with Phillips Lytle LLC, will present. Crane and Peterson will discuss the legacy of Nuremberg. Kristan McMahon, Jackson Center president, 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. 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. 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 calling 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.