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Lunchtime Event - Winton Higgins Author of Rule of Law


Wed 26 Apr 2017, 12:00pm–12:45pm

Where: Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

In his new novel, Rule of Law, Winton Higgins creatively accounts for the drama of the first Nuremberg trial of 1945-6, where the atrocities of the Third Reich were uncovered for a worldwide audience for the first time.

Concepts we take for granted now - crimes against humanity, a world court, an international criminal justice system - were born and nurtured in Nuremberg.

Winton Higgins has used the medium of a novel to bring this history to life. It is very much a story for our time. Winton Higgins has wisely chosen the novel form to tell his story, rather than write an academic history (rather as Thomas Keneally did with his documentary novel Schindler's Ark ).

"A fascinating novel, that captures the drama of history's most important trial which laid the foundation for international criminal law. This gripping account uses fiction to bring to life the personalities, principles and philosophies that contributed to the delivery of justice at Nuremberg." - Geoffrey Robertson, QC

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