Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial / Edition 1

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The trial of the 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 contemporaneously and in historical perspective.

The collection focuses on pieces from those involved in the proceedings, discussing the establishment of the Tribunal, the Trial itself, and the debate that followed the Judgment. Also included are many essential 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 the Nuremberg proceedings 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 place of the Nuremberg legacy in contemporary international criminal justice; and an extensive bibliography of the literature on Nuremberg.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199232345
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Guénaël Mettraux is a Defence Counsel appearing before International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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Table of Contents

1 Contemporary Views of the Trial and Judgment: The Charter of the International Military Tribunal

1 The Challenge of International Lawlessness Robert H. Jackson Jackson, Robert H. 5

2 The Law of Nations and the Punishment of War Crimes Hersch Lauterpacht Lauterpacht, Hersch 13

3 The Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and New Principles of International Law Stefan Glaser Glaser, Stefan 55

4 The Nuernberg Trial and Aggressive War Sheldon Glueck Glueck, Sheldon 72

5 Crimes Against Humanity Egon Schwelb Schwelb, Egon 120

6 The Judgment of Nuremberg Georg Schwarzenberger Schwarzenberger, Georg 167

7 The Nurnberg Trials Thomas J. Dodd Dodd, Thomas J. 190

8 The Nurnberg Trial Francis Biddle Biddle, Francis 200

9 The Nuremberg Trial and the Modern Principles of International Criminal Law Henri Donnedieu de Vabres de Vabres, Henri Donnedieu 213

10 Will the Judgment in the Nuremberg Trial Constitute a Precedent in International Law? Hans Kelsen Kelsen, Hans 274

11 The Nuremberg Trial Geoffrey Lawrence (Lord Oaksey) Lawrence, Geoffrey (Lord Oaksey) 290

12 International Legal Theories Evolved at Nuremberg Norman Birkett Birkett, Norman 299

13 The Issues of the Nuremberg Trial Herbert Wechsler Wechsler, Herbert 308

14 The Law of the Nuremberg Trial Quincy Wright Wright, Quincy 320

15 Nuremberg in Retrospect: Legal Answer to International Lawlessness Robert H.Jackson Jackson, Robert H. 354

16 The Nuremberg Trials Telford Taylor Taylor, Telford 372

17 The Development of International Criminal Law after Nuremberg Hans-Heinrich Jescheck Jescheck, Hans-Heinrich 408

2 Historical Perspectives - The Nuremberg Legacy

18 Nuremberg Eighteen Years Afterwards OttoKranzbuhler Kranzbuhler, Otto 433

19 The Nuremberg Trials and the Question of Responsibility for Aggression A. I. Poltorak Poltorak, A. I. 445

20 The Nuremberg and the Tokyo Trials in Retrospect Bert V. A. Roling Roling, Bert V. A. 455

21 Looking Back at the Nuremberg Trials with Special Consideration of the Processes Against Military Leaders Hans Laternser Laternser, Hans 473

22 Nuremberg: Forty Five Years Later Matthew Lippman Lippman, Matthew 492

23 Nuremberg Trial: Tire Law Against War and Fascism A. M. Larin Larin, A. M. 546

24 The Law of the Nuremberg Trial: Valid, Dubious, Outdated Reinhard Merkel Merkel, Reinhard 555

25 The 'Nuremberg Legacy' M. Cherif Bassiouni Bassiouni, M. Cherif 577

26 Judicial Inheritance: The Value and Significance of the Nuremberg Trial to Contemporary War Crimes Tribunals Guenael Mettraux Mettraux, Guenael 599

27 The Nuremberg Trial: Landmark in Law Henry L. Stimson Stimson, Henry L. 617

28 The Legality of the Nuremberg Trials Arthur L. Goodhart Goodhart, Arthur L. 626

29 The Legacies of Nuremberg David Luban Luban, David 638

30 The Question of German Guilt Karl Jaspers Jaspers, Karl 673

31 Introduction Robert H. Jackson Jackson, Robert H. 697

32 In Defense of Liberal Show Trials - Nuremberg and Beyond Mark J. Osiel Osiel, Mark J. 704

App. 1 St. James Declaration, June 12, 1941 729

App. 2 The Moscow Conference and Declaration, October-November 1943 730

App. 3 The London Agreement, August 8, 1945 734

App. 4 The Charter of the International Military Tribunal 736

App. 5 Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Military Tribunal 744

App. 6 General Assembly Resolution 95 (I) - Nuremberg Principles 748

App. 7 Table of Charges and Verdicts 749

Bibliography 753

Index 779

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