Building tomorrow's human rights lawyers - today
These fellowships for law students in the Twin Cities provide financial support for law students at World Without Genocide. Students work on core areas of human rights including research, policy development and assessment, and action at local, state, national, and international levels.
The fellowships are named for one of the world’s leading advocates for human rights, Benjamin B. Ferencz. Ferencz prosecuted members of the Nazi Einsatzgruppen, mobile killing squads responsible for the deaths of more than a million Jews during the Holocaust, at trials in Nuremberg, Germany. Ferencz received convictions for every one of the accused. He went on to a lifetime of work in human rights law. He was a key figure in the development of the International Criminal Court, a permanent body to adjudicate individuals for crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, and aggression.