chapter  3
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Conflict characterisation

ByCaitlin Dwyer, Tim McCormack

After the Prosecution’s closing submissions had concluded in Lubanga, the first trial completed at the International Criminal Court, Professor Ben Ferencz, prosecutor from Nuremberg, who had delivered the final section of the final address, was approached by a young lawyer who said: ‘Professor Ferencz, I just wanted to say how inspiring it was to hear your words today. This is an exciting time for international criminal justice, and to hear you pass on the baton from Nuremberg to the ICC was just magnificent.’