Two 3Ls Receive Fellowships from World Without Genocide
World Without Genocide, a St. Paul-based human rights organization, recently awarded Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowships in Human Rights and Law for the 2018-19 academic year to 3Ls Abigail Hencheck and N. Georgette Marling.
The fellowships provide financial support for work on core areas of human rights including research, policy development, and action at local, state, national, and international levels.
Hencheck was selected to work on legislation to address gender discrimination and violence. Marling was selected to work on legislation to address climate change.
The fellowships are named for one of the world’s leading advocates for human rights, Benjamin B. Ferencz. In Nuremberg, Germany, in 1947, Ferencz prosecuted members of the Nazi Einsatzgruppen, mobile killing squads responsible for the deaths of more than a million Jews during the Holocaust. He received convictions for every one of the accused. He has committed his life to advocating for justice and peace around the world. He was a key figure in the development of the International Criminal Court.