Featured article

Destroyers For Bases Agreement, September 2, 1940

September 2, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Destroyers for Bases Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the United States gave the British 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases to territory in Newfoundland and the Caribbean. The territories would be used as United States air and naval bases. Substantial legal obstacles complicated the deal. Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and his colleagues spent much of the summer of 1940 trying to resolve some of these issues. Jackson's Acquisition of Naval and Air Bases in Exchange for Over-Age Destroyers was presented on August 27, 1940.

article

International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

The International Humanitarian Law Dialogs are a historic gathering of the current and former international war crimes tribunal prosecutors at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua NY. Annually, renowned academics and law experts are invited to speak on a current issues centered on a theme.

article

9th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs Schedule

The Robert H. Jackson Center announces the schedule and speakers for the  9th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs Monday August 31st- Tuesday September 1st at Chautauqua Institution. This year’s theme will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre and the 70th anniversary of the opening commencement of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremburg.

article

9th annual Law Dialogs: The Wrongs We Seek, The Prosecutors

The Robert H. Jackson Center announces the 9th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs scheduled for Monday August 31st- Tuesday September 1st at Chautauqua Institution. This year’s theme will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre and the 70th anniversary of the opening commencement of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremburg. Prosecutors this year include:

article

Bibliography of Writings about Robert H. Jackson

A bibliography of writing about Robert H. Jackson.

article

London Agreement & Charter, August 8, 1945

The London Agreement, signed August 8, 1945, established an International Military Tribunal for the trial of Nazi war criminals. The Charter of the IMT (Nuremberg Charter) was annexed to the London Agreement, and explained the constitution, jurisdiction and functions of the Nuremberg Trial.

article

Chief Justice Visits Jamestown

Summer intern Ryan Schutte reflects on Chief Justice John G. Robert's speech during his May 17th, 2013 visit to the Jackson Center.

article

Defenders of Freedom

Defenders of Freedom is an oral history project collecting personal experiences of World War II and Korean War veterans.

article

Who is your Mary Willard?

Teachers change lives. Mary R. Willard was Robert Jackson's high school English teacher, an important mentor and friend, and an inspirational force in his life.

article

Industrialized Killing: Accountability and Justice for Syria- An Interview with the Speaker

The Jackson Center recently sat down with board member David Crane to gain some insight into his upcoming lecture at Chautauqua Institution.

The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.

event

Seeking Truth in the Balkans – Movie Screening

event

Girl Rising

artifact

Senate Sub-Judiciary Committee Hearing on Jackson’s Appointment to Solicitor General, February 1938

artifact

Robert H. Jackson, Assistant Attorney General, January 8, 1938

artifact

Robert H. Jackson and Wendell L. Willkie before the America’s Town Meeting of the Air Debate, January 1938

artifact

Jackson Speaks to Sara Delano Roosevelt at Jackson Day Dinner, 1938

artifact

Jackson Speaks at New York Press Association Dinner, 1938

artifact

Robert H. Jackson, George McGill, and Homer S. Cummings, Washington D.C., 1938