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Robert H. Jackson & the Forbes Family Dairy

In July 1923, a typhoid epidemic broke out in the city of Jamestown, NY. The subsequent extensive litigation was destined to become a key building block of the legal career of Robert H. Jackson.


Justice Jackson Delivers Opening Statement at Nuremberg, November 21, 1945

On November 21, 2015, seventy years will have passed since the world stopped to listen to the opening statement of the trial against major Nazi war criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at the Palace of Justice in the city of Nuremberg, Germany.


Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story

Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story is a feature length film about the life and legacy of Robert H. Jackson.



Jackson Center teacher fellows create educational content that imparts the life and legacy of Justice Jackson to classrooms everywhere.


Robert H. Jackson Third Annual Conference for Educators

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Robert H. Jackson Center welcomed almost one hundred teachers from Western New York and Pennsylvania to its Third Annual Conference for Educators. This was the first time the event was held in Jamestown, New York. The theme for this year’s conference was From Nuremberg to Your Classroom, with the hope of providing educators with the knowledge and confidence not only to teach about Robert Jackson, but to inspire their students to follow his example.


2015 Annual Campaign – “Why Robert H. Jackson?”

In a letter from Board member and Annual Campaign Chair Stan Lundine the question "Why Robert H. Jackson?" is brought into focus.


Jackson Center Education Directors attend NCSS Conference to promote Robert H. Jackson’s Legacy

Robert H. Jackson Center Co-Education Directors Drew Beiter and Joe Karb will attend the National Council for Social Studies, held on November 13-15,2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their attendance will expand the national footprint of the Jackson Center and further promote the legacy of Justice Jackson.


Jackson Center Announces 2015 Class of Teacher Fellows

The Robert H. Jackson Center of Jamestown, New York is pleased to announce that it has awarded the prestigious Robert H. Jackson Center Teacher Fellowship to five deserving area educators. Commencing their collaboration with the Center on July 20th were Gregory Birner and Laura Wilson from Westfield Academy and Central School, Wendy Dyment from Cassadaga Valley Central School, Kim Joslyn from Chautauqua Lake Central School and Melissa Wadsworth-Miller from Tonawanda Middle/High School in Erie County. This year’s Fellowship program was made possible through the support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association and the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo.


Benjamin Ferencz welcomes attendees to the 9th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

Commencing the 2015 International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, Benjamin Ferencz provided a welcome address to the prosecutors and attendees. Screened at the Law Dialogs welcome dinner held at the Jackson Center on Sunday, August 30th, Ferencz welcomed guests and shared a special message on international law, the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials and the common goal of creating a world of peace.




9th Annual Law Dialogs: Signing of the Chautauqua Declaration

International Prosecutors, Ambassadors, diplomats, and legal scholars from around the globe came together in the name of humanity on August 31st and September 1st at Chautauqua Institution, a renowned arts and cultural community located in upstate New York, near Jamestown. The International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, hosted by the Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY, is a historic gathering of renowned international Prosecutors from The International Criminal Court, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, Special Tribunal for Lebanon and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, together with leading professionals in the field of International Humanitarian Law.

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