Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial / Edition 1

Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial / Edition 1

by Gui'Anai'Al Mettraux
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199232342

ISBN-13: 9780199232345

Pub. Date: 02/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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 Guénaël Mettraux examining the Nuremberg legacy in contemporary international criminal justice, and an exhaustive bibliography of the literature on Nuremberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199232345
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Foreword     xi
Publishing Acknowledgments     xxv
Legal Perspectives
Contemporary Views of the Trial and Judgment: The Charter of the International Military Tribunal
The Challenge of International Lawlessness   Robert H. Jackson     5
The Law of Nations and the Punishment of War Crimes   Hersch Lauterpacht     13
The Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and New Principles of International Law   Stefan Glaser     55
The Nuernberg Trial and Aggressive War   Sheldon Glueck     72
Crimes Against Humanity   Egon Schwelb     120
The Judgment of Nuremberg   Georg Schwarzenberger     167
The Nurnberg Trials   Thomas J. Dodd     190
The Nurnberg Trial   Francis Biddle     200
The Nuremberg Trial and the Modern Principles of International Criminal Law   Henri Donnedieu de Vabres     213
Will the Judgment in the Nuremberg Trial Constitute a Precedent in International Law?   Hans Kelsen     274
The Nuremberg Trial   Geoffrey Lawrence (Lord Oaksey)     290
International Legal Theories Evolved at Nuremberg   Norman Birkett     299
The Issues of the Nuremberg Trial   Herbert Wechsler     308
The Law of the Nuremberg Trial   Quincy Wright     320
Nuremberg in Retrospect: Legal Answer to International Lawlessness   Robert H. Jackson     354
The Nuremberg Trials   Telford Taylor     372
The Development of International Criminal Law after Nuremberg   Hans-Heinrich Jescheck     408
Historical Perspectives-The Nuremberg Legacy
Nuremberg Eighteen Years Afterwards   Otto Kranzbuhler     433
The Nuremberg Trials and the Question of Responsibility for Aggression   A. I. Poltorak     445
The Nuremberg and the Tokyo Trials in Retrospect   Bert V.A. Roling     455
Looking Back at the Nuremberg Trials with Special Consideration of the Processes Against Military Leaders   Hans Laternser     473
Nuremberg: Forty Five Years Later   Matthew Lippman     492
Nuremberg Trial: The Law Against War and Fascism   A. M. Larin     546
The Law of the Nuremberg Trial: Valid, Dubious, Outdated   Reinhard Merkel     555
The 'Nuremberg Legacy'   M. Cherif Bassiouni     577
Judicial Inheritance: The Value and Significance of the Nuremberg Trial to Contemporary War Crimes Tribunals   Guenael Mettraux     599
Political and Philosophical Perspectives
The Nuremberg Trial: Landmark in Law   Henry L. Stimson     617
The Legality of the Nuremberg Trials   Arthur L. Goodhart     626
The Legacies of Nuremberg   David Luban     638
The Question of German Guilt   Karl Jaspers     673
Introduction   Robert H. Jackson     697
In Defense of Liberal Show Trials-Nuremberg and Beyond   Mark J. Osiel     704
Appendices
St. James Declaration, June 12, 1941     729
The Moscow Conference and Declaration, October-November 1943     730
The London Agreement, August 8, 1945     734
The Charter of the International Military Tribunal     736
Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Military Tribunal     744
General Assembly Resolution 95 (I)-Nuremberg Principles     748
Table of Charges and Verdicts     749
Bibliography
Bibliography     753
Index
Index     779

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