The Prosecutor and the Judge
Benjamin Ferencz and Antonio Cassese, Interviews and Writings
By Heikelina Verrijn Stuart, Marlise Simons
The prestigious Praemium Erasmianum 2009 was awarded to Benjamin Ferencz and Antonio Cassese, who embody the history of international criminal law from Nuremberg to The Hague. The Prosecutor and the Judge (FULL TEXT HERE) is a meeting with these two remarkable men through in depth interviews by Heikelina Verrijn Stuart and Marlise Simons about their work and ideas, about the war crimes trials, human cruelty, the self-interest of states; about remorse in the courtroom, about restitution and compensation for victims and about the strength and the limitations of the international courts.
Heikelien Verrijn Stuart is a lawyer and a Dutch-British philosopher of law, who has specialized in international and humanitarian law, a regular contributor to law journals, lecturer and commentator on radio and television. She is among others member of the Advisory Council of Foreign Affairs and of the Restitution Commission Looted art and Second World War in The Netherlands.
Marlise Simons is a correspondent for the New York Times, who has written on conflicts and human rights issues from Latin America and for the past decade has reported on international courts and tribunals in The Hague.
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