About the Robert H. Jackson Center
The mission of the Robert H. Jackson Center is to advance public awareness and appreciation of the principles of justice and the rule of law as embodied in the achievements and legacy of Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor at Nuremberg.
The Robert H. Jackson Center invites and initiates scholarly work on Jackson’s legal, social and political contributions. Programs focus on exploring and challenging the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice through interactive exhibits and facilitated discussions. As such, the Center invites national and international officials and dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice and their relevance to Justice Jackson’s body of work; provides local educational opportunities for school children and college students; and hosts continuing education for attorneys, judges and public officials.
The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.
The purposes of the Center are as set forth in its Certificate of Incorporation. In furtherance of its purposes, the Center advances the legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson through education, using a variety of methods including live presentations, exhibits, available media, research, and scholarship. A primary objective is demonstration of the relevance and applicability of Justice Jackson’s ideas to present and future generations. To that end, special emphasis will be made on educating youth on issues of justice and the rule of law. These efforts will be based on Jackson’s views on international law, constitutional law, and human and civil rights.
Robert Houghwout Jackson
United States Solicitor General (1938-1940)
United States Attorney General (1940-1941)
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court (1941-1954)
Chief United States Prosecutor, Nuremberg Trial (1945-1946)
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