Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-02
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The trial of major Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg was a landmark event in the development of modern international law, and continues to be highly influential in our understanding of international criminal law and post-conflict justice. This volume offers a unique collection of the most important essays written on the Trial, discussing the key legal, political and philosophical questions raised by the Trial both at the time and in historical perspective. The collection focuses on pieces from those involved in the Tribunal, discussing the establishment of the Tribunal, the Trial itself, and the debate that followed the Judgment. Also included are representative essays of the academic debate that has surrounded Nuremberg in the sixty years since the Trial. Ranging from the contribution of Nuremberg to the substantive development of international criminal law to the philosophical evaluation of legalism in post-conflict international relations, the perspectives provided by the essays offer a unique overview of the persistent significance of Nuremberg across a range of academic disciplines. The collection also features newly translated essays from key German, Russian and French writers, available in English for the first time; a new essay by Guenael Mettraux examining the Nuremberg legacy in contemporary international criminal justice, and an exhaustive bibliography of the literature on Nuremberg.

Author Biography

Guenael Mettraux is a Defense Counsel appearing before International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Table of Contents

Contemporary Views of the Trial and Judgment: The Charter of the International Military Tribunal
The Challenge of International Lawlessnessp. 5
The Law of Nations and the Punishment of War Crimesp. 13
The Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and New Principles of International Lawp. 55
The Nuernberg Trial and Aggressive Warp. 72
Crimes Against Humanityp. 120
The Judgment of Nurembergp. 167
The Nurnberg Trialsp. 190
The Nurnberg Trialp. 200
The Nuremberg Trial and the Modern Principles of International Criminal Lawp. 213
Will the Judgment in the Nuremberg Trial Constitute a Precedent in International Law?p. 274
The Nuremberg Trialp. 290
International Legal Theories Evolved at Nurembergp. 299
The Issues of the Nuremberg Trialp. 308
The Law of the Nuremberg Trialp. 320
Nuremberg in Retrospect: Legal Answer to International Lawlessnessp. 354
The Nuremberg Trialsp. 372
The Development of International Criminal Law after Nurembergp. 408
Historical Perspectives - The Nuremberg Legacy
Nuremberg Eighteen Years Afterwardsp. 433
The Nuremberg Trials and the Question of Responsibility for Aggressionp. 445
The Nuremberg and the Tokyo Trials in Retrospectp. 455
Looking Back at the Nuremberg Trials with Special Consideration of the Processes Against Military Leadersp. 473
Nuremberg: Forty Five Years Laterp. 492
Nuremberg Trial: Tire Law Against War and Fascismp. 546
The Law of the Nuremberg Trial: Valid, Dubious, Outdatedp. 555
The 'Nuremberg Legacy'p. 577
Judicial Inheritance: The Value and Significance of the Nuremberg Trial to Contemporary War Crimes Tribunalsp. 599
The Nuremberg Trial: Landmark in Lawp. 617
The Legality of the Nuremberg Trialsp. 626
The Legacies of Nurembergp. 638
The Question of German Guiltp. 673
Introductionp. 697
In Defense of Liberal Show Trials - Nuremberg and Beyondp. 704
St. James Declaration, June 12, 1941p. 729
The Moscow Conference and Declaration, October-November 1943p. 730
The London Agreement, August 8, 1945p. 734
The Charter of the International Military Tribunalp. 736
Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Military Tribunalp. 744
General Assembly Resolution 95 (I) - Nuremberg Principlesp. 748
Table of Charges and Verdictsp. 749
Bibliographyp. 753
Indexp. 779
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