Donald M. Ferencz

Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression

Donald M. Ferencz is an American attorney, the convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression and a co-organizer of the worldwide campaign to ratify the 2010 Kampala amendments to the ICC Statute, which are intended to give the Court jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. Ferencz was a contributing author to the 2012 Handbook on the Ratification and Implementation of the Kampala Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, a “how-to” manual to advise states on the implementation of new amendments aimed at deterring aggression (https://crimeofaggression.info/). Ferencz and his father Ben, a Nuremberg prosecutor, established the Planethood Foundation in 1996 to educate to replace the law of force with the force of law. The Foundation focuses primarily on the effort to effectively criminalize the illegal use of force in global affairs. Ferencz holds a BA in Peace Studies from Colgate University, a Master’s in Education from the State University of New York, and a JD and MBA from Pace University. He is currently a visiting professor at Middlesex University School of Law in London. For succint updates on the status of the worldwide campaign to ratify the Kampala amendments on aggression, see https://www.derechos.org/nizkor/aggression/doc/status.html.

 

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