The objective of the Foundation is to advance a multidisciplinary understanding of International Criminal Justice delivered by courts, truth commissions and in other ways
The objective of the Foundation is to advance a multidisciplinary understanding of International Criminal Justice delivered by courts, truth commissions and in other ways. The Foundation seeks to achieve its goals through training and education programmes, together with other activities, which embrace legal, historical, political and sociological disciplines and their respective methodologies. It operates with students, researchers and academics of these disciplines from different countries, studying and working together. Master Classes take place annually under the general title “Law, History, Politics, and Society in the Context of Mass Atrocities” with different specific programmes for each year.
a. Advance a multidisciplinary approach to the topic of International Criminal Justice by
exploring legal, historical, political and sociological methodologies to deal with the issues
relating to political violence and mass atrocities through the records produced at the
International and National Courts;
b. Apply a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research, seeking to achieve a
balanced mixture of students of law, history, sociology, international relations and
c. Stimulate public debate – regionally and globally – ny gathering and disseminating
factual information about the mass atrocities; and
d. Make contact with victims, policy makers and international organizations in order to
promote awareness of peace-making and the mexhanims of restroative and retributive
Ferencz started his legal career in 1947 in Nuremberg and at age 27 he became the youngest US prosecutor to prosecute the Nazi crimes. This extraordinary beginning of his professional life will mark Ferencz. The evidence he encountered in his work made him feel that he had peeked through the door of Inferno. After the war, he moved to New York where he practiced law in a private firm until 1975 when he finished the book Defining International Aggression-The Search for World Peace. More books followed and his ideas led to the activism of which the creation of the ICC and inclusion of the crime of aggression in the ICC statute are –are his most extraordinary achievements. Benjamin Ferencz showed us that the law can change the way how people think and behave.
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The Geoffrey Nice Foundation has been registered in 2014 under RSIM – number 853722286 at the Commerce Chamber (Kamer van Koophandel,) The Netherland.
The Geoffrey Nice Foundation has around 300 members from all around the world.