Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial

Paperback | April 7, 2008

EditorGuenael Mettraux

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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 mostimportant 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 theTrial. 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 ofNuremberg 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 literatureon Nuremberg.

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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 mostimportant essays written on the Trial, discussin...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.69 inPublished:April 7, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordI. Legal Perspectivesa) Contemporaneous Views of the Trial and Judgement(i) The Charter of the International Military Tribunal1. Robert H. Jackson: The Challenge of International Lawlessness2. Hersch Lauterpacht: The Law of Nations and the Punishment of War Crimes3. Stefan Glaser: The Nuremberg Charter and New Principles of International Law(ii) The Trial and the Judgment4. Sheldon Glueck: The Nuremberg Trial and Aggressive War5. Egon Schwelb: Crimes Against Humanity6. Georg Schwarzenberger: The Judgment of Nuremberg7. Jean Graven: International Justice and Reconciliation: Lessons of Nuremberg8. Thomas J. Dodd: The Nuremberg Trials9. Francis Biddle: The Nuremberg Trial10. Henri Donnedieu de Vabres: The Nuremberg Trial before Modern Principles of International Criminal Law11. Hans Kelsen: Will the Judgment in the Nuremberg Trial Constitute a Precedent in International Law?12. Geoffrey Lawrence (Lord Oaksey): The Nuremberg Trial13. Norman Birkett: International Legal Theories Evolved at Nuremberg14. Herbert Wechsler: The Issues of the Nuremberg Trial15. Quincy Wright: The Law of the Nuremberg Trial16. Robert H. Jackson: Nuremberg in Retrospect: Legal Answer to International Lawlessness17. Telford Taylor: The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials18. H.-H. Jescheck: State Responsibility in International Criminal Law: A Study of the Nuremberg Trialb) Historical Perspectives: The Nuremberg Legacy19. Otto Kranzbuhler: Nuremberg Eighteen Years Afterwards20. A. I. Poltorak: The Nuremberg Trials and the Question of Responsibility for Aggression21. Bert V. A. Roling: The Nuremberg and the Tokyo Trials in Retrospect22. Hans Laternser: Looking Back at the Nuremberg Trials with Special Consideration of the Processes Against Military Leaders23. Matthew Lippman: Nuremberg: Forty-Five Years Later24. I. A. Ledyah and I. I. Lukashuka: The Nuremberg Trial: The Law Against War and Fascism25. Reinhard Merkel: The Law of the Nuremberg Trial26. M. Cherif Bassiouni: The 'Nuremberg Legacy'27. Guenael Mettraux: Judicial Inheritance: The Value and Significance of the Nuremberg Trial to Contemporary War Crimes TrialsII. Political and Philosophical Perspectives29. A. L. Goodhart: The Legality of the Nuremberg Trials30. Karl Jaspers: The Question of German Guilt31. Henry L. Stimson: The Nuremberg Trial: Landmark in Law32. Robert H. Jackson: "Introduction, in Whitney R. Harris, Tyranny on Trial - The Evidence at Nuremberg33. David Luban: The Legacies of Nuremberg34. Mark Osiel: Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory, and the LawIII BibliographyIV AnnexesSt-James DeclarationMoscow DeclarationLondon AgreementCharter of the International Military TribunalRules of Procedure And EvidenceGeneral Assembly Resolution 95(I) - Nuremberg PrinciplesTable of Charges and VerdictsV Index