Nuremberg Forty Years Later: The Struggle against Injustice in Our Time

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Moving speeches by Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel and Chilean human rights activist Carmen Quintana are highlights of the collection. Also included is the dramatic free speech/group libel/pornography debate between celebrated US civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Judge Maxwell Cohen (Canada), lawyer Ram Jethmalani (India), and legal theorist Kathleen Mahoney (Canada). Other papers include those by then-Canadian Justice Minister Ramon Hnatyshyn; former US Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman and parliamentarians Svend Robinson (Canada) and Greville Janner (United Kingdom); South African human rights lawyer Arthur Chaskalson and UK Member of Parliament Paul Boateng; and war crimes specialists Irwin Cotler (Canada), litigator David Matas (Canada), Australian Chief Justice Michael Kirby, and Allan Ryan Jr, former head of the US Office of Special Investigations. An "addenda" updates issues addressed at the conference and includes the Fourth Raoul Wallenberg Lecture on Human Rights, given by Per Ahlmark, former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773512399
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 3/2/1995
  • Pages: 304

Table of Contents

Remarks 3
The Raoul Wallenberg Forum on Human Rights 11
Appreciation 23
The Nuremberg Principles 26
Domesticating the Nuremberg Principles: The Canadian "War Crimes" Legislation 33
Nuremberg Forty Years Later: Bringing War Criminals to Justice in Our Time 45
Response to the Deschenes Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals: An Emergent Mythology and Its Antidote 73
The Nazi War Criminal as Immigrant 86
The United Nations and Human Rights Forty Years Later 97
"Words that Maim": Freedom of Expression and Freedom from Expression 115
Against Injustice 153
Presentation: The Robert S. Litvack Memorial Award in Human Rights 175
Human Rights, Anti-Semitism, and the Wallenberg Legacy 187
Nuremberg Legacy: The United States Five Years Later 201
War Crimes: An Australian Update 202
War Crimes Legislation in the United Kingdom: The Current Position, October 1992 209
Canada: Five Years Later 212
Hate Speech: United States Update 221
Principles and Perspectives on Hate Speech, Freedom of Expression, and Non-discrimination: The Canadian Experience as a Case Study in Striking a Balance 222
Perfectibility and Corruptibility: Towards a Post-Apartheid, Non-Racial, Democratic South Africa 237
Conference Participants 277
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