WARREN – Today is the birthday of Robert H. Jackson and to celebrate the Robert H. Jackson Center will honor his enduring legacy at an annual tonight at the Warren County Courthouse.
Born in Spring Creek Township, Robert H. Jackson will be commemorated in the county of his birth—Warren County, PA. Jackson was a country lawyer from Chautauqua County who went on to be U.S. Solicitor General, Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice, and U.S. Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Trials.
The continued relevance of Jackson’s mark on history is very apparent in the impact Nuremberg had on the development of a modern international criminal court system, and is the focus of the keynote lecture, “The Jackson Legacy: Prosecuting a Head of State, “ to be delivered tonight by James C. Johnson.
Johnson—who was appointed to the position of President and CEO of the Jackson Center in 2012 – formerly served as Chief of Prosecutions of the Special Court for Sierra Leone for over 10 years. In that role, Mr. Johnson supervised trial and investigative teams which brought to justice persons who bore the greatest responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law.
Tonight’s event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served at a “meet and greet” immediately following the presentation. For additional information about this and other Center events, contact the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646.