The Trial of the Germans

An Account of the Twenty-two Defendants Before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

Author: Eugene Davidson

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826211392

Category: History

Page: 637

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Examines each of the defendants in the Nuremberg Trials, during which charges were brought against members of Hitler's Third Reich for wartime atrocities, and considers questions of whether the trials were necessary and just.

Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression

Author: Patrycja Grzebyk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136001123

Category: Law

Page: 394

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Since the Nuremberg trial, the crime of aggression has been considered one of the gravest international crimes. However, since the 1940s no defendants have been charged with this crime, with some states actively opposing the notion of punishing aggression. The option of trying an individual for aggression is expressly included in the statute of the International Criminal Court. In 2010 the Assembly of States Parties adopted a definition of the crime of aggression and conditions of the exercise of jurisdiction over this crime by the Court. The Assembly also agreed that the decision on including the crime of aggression within the Court’s jurisdiction would be made in 2017 at the earliest. It is still internationally debatable whether the criminalisation of aggression is an outcome to strive for, or whether its abandonment is more preferable. In Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression, Patrycja Grzebyk explores the scope of criminal responsibility of individuals for crimes of aggression and asks why those responsible for aggression are not brought to justice. The book first works to identify the legal norms that define and delegalise aggression, before moving to determine the basis and scope for the criminalisation of aggression. The book then goes on to identify the key risks and difficulties inherent in trials for aggression. Following a string of awards in Poland, including the Manfred Lachs Prize for the best first book on public international law, this cutting investigation of aggression is now deservedly made available to the wider world. In its extensive analysis of international trials on aggression, and its synthesis of legal, political and historical rhetoric, this book offers broad and striking insight into the criminal responsibility of individuals on a world stage.

Introduction to International Criminal Law

Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004186441

Category: Law

Page: 1

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This title covers the history, nature, and sources of international criminal law; the ratione personae; ratione materiae - sources of substantive international criminal law; the indirect enforcement system; the direct enforcement system; and much more.

Nazis After Hitler

How Perpetrators of the Holocaust Cheated Justice and Truth

Author: Donald M. McKale

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442213167

Category: History

Page: 405

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Nazis after Hitler traces the histories of thirty "typical" perpetrators of the Holocaust—some well known, some obscure—who survived World War II. Donald M. McKale reveals the shocking reality that the perpetrators were only rarely, if ever, tried and punished for their crimes, and nearly all alleged their innocence in Germany's extermination of nearly six million European Jews during the war, providing fodder for postwar Holocaust deniers. Written in a compelling narrative style, Nazis after Hitler is the first to provide an overview of the lives of Nazis who survived the war, the vast majority of whom escaped justice. McKale provides a unique and accessible synthesis of the extensive research on the Holocaust and Nazi war criminals that will be invaluable for all readers interested in World War II.

Prelude to Nuremberg

Allied War Crimes Policy and the Question of Punishment

Author: Arieh J. Kochavi

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807866873

Category: History

Page: 328

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Between November 1945 and October 1946, the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg tried some of the most notorious political and military figures of Nazi Germany. The issue of punishing war criminals was widely discussed by the leaders of the Allied nations, however, well before the end of the war. As Arieh Kochavi demonstrates, the policies finally adopted, including the institution of the Nuremberg trials, represented the culmination of a complicated process rooted in the domestic and international politics of the war years. Drawing on extensive research, Kochavi painstakingly reconstructs the deliberations that went on in Washington and London at a time when the Germans were perpetrating their worst crimes. He also examines the roles of the Polish and Czech governments-in-exile, the Soviets, and the United Nations War Crimes Commission in the formulation of a joint policy on war crimes, as well as the neutral governments' stand on the question of asylum for war criminals. This compelling account thereby sheds new light on one of the most important and least understood aspects of World War II.

Rethinking the Just War Tradition

Author: Harry Van Der Linden, John W. Lango, Michael W. Brough,Michael W. Brough

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791479692

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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Contributors seek to promote reasoned debate about emerging security threats and potential military responses.

Defense in International Criminal Proceedings

Author: Michael Bohlander,Roman Boed,Richard Wilson

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 157105331X

Category: Law

Page: 899

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This collection of cases and materials attempts for the first time to provide a compendium of the most important legal texts, relevant documents and cases, as well as explanatory commentary on the law of defence in international criminal proceedings by scholars and practitioners who have a wealth of relevant experience in the field. The book provides students in law school courses on international human rights law and ICL with the essential materials to understand the vital importance of an adequate defence in international criminal proceedings. Further, the text gives legal practitioners who may consider extending their field of practice to the international level a look at the diversity of the tasks they will encounter and prepare them for the legal culture shock inevitable at the international tribunals and courts.

The Legacy of Punishment in International Law

Author: H. Gould

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113079

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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This book explores the evolution of international punishment from a natural law-based ground for the use of force and conquest to a series of jurisdictional and disciplinary practices in international law not previously seen as being conceptually related.

The Nazi Party 1919-1945

A Complete History

Author: Dietrich Orlow

Publisher: Enigma Books

ISBN: 0982491190

Category: History

Page: 600

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The only existing in-depth, exhaustive, and complete history of the Nazi Party.

The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials

A Personal Memoir

Author: Telford Taylor

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307819817

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 703

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A long-awaited memoir of the Nuremberg war crimes trials by one of its key participants. In 1945 Telford Taylor joined the prosecution staff and eventually became chief counsel of the international tribunal established to try top-echelon Nazis. Telford provides an engrossing eyewitness account of one of the most significant events of our century.

The Unmaking of Adolf Hitler

Author: Eugene Davidson

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826215291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 519

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Focusing on the diplomatic and political history of Adolf Hitler, the author traces Hitler's moves from the time he was sworn in as chancellor in 1933 to his death in 1945

Mission at Nuremberg

An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis

Author: Tim Townsend

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062300199

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Mission at Nuremberg is Tim Townsend’s gripping story of the American Army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a compelling and thought-provoking tale that raises questions of faith, guilt, morality, vengeance, forgiveness, salvation, and the essence of humanity. Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke was fifty years old when he enlisted as am Army chaplain during World War II. As two of his three sons faced danger and death on the battlefield, Gerecke tended to the battered bodies and souls of wounded and dying GIs outside London. At the war’s end, when other soldiers were coming home, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult engagement of his life: ministering to the twenty-one Nazis leaders awaiting trial at Nuremburg. Based on scrupulous research and first-hand accounts, including interviews with still-living participants and featuring sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, Mission at Nuremberg takes us inside the Nuremburg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused and the courtroom where they faced their crimes. As the drama leading to the court’s final judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings to life the developing relationship between Gerecke and Hermann Georing, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and other imprisoned Nazis as they awaited trial. Powerful and harrowing, Mission at Nuremberg offers a fresh look at one most horrifying times in human history, probing difficult spiritual and ethical issues that continue to hold meaning, forcing us to confront the ultimate moral question: Are some men so evil they are beyond redemption?

Hiding in Plain Sight

The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror

Author: Eric Stover,Victor Peskin,Alexa Koenig

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520962761

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Hiding in Plain Sight tells the story of the global effort to apprehend the world’s most wanted fugitives. Beginning with the flight of tens of thousands of Nazi war criminals and their collaborators after World War II, then moving on to the question of justice following the recent Balkan wars and the Rwandan genocide, and ending with the establishment of the International Criminal Court and America’s pursuit of suspected terrorists in the aftermath of 9/11, the book explores the range of diplomatic and military strategies—both successful and unsuccessful—that states and international courts have adopted to pursue and capture war crimes suspects. It is a story fraught with broken promises, backroom politics, ethical dilemmas, and daring escapades—all in the name of international justice and human rights. Hiding in Plain Sight is a companion book to the public television documentary Dead Reckoning: Postwar Justice from World War II to The War on Terror. For more information about the documentary, visit www.saybrookproductions.com. For information about the Human Rights Center, visit hrc.berkeley.edu.

On Trial

From Adam & Eve to O.J. Simpson

Author: George Anastaplo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739107805

Category: Law

Page: 499

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Beginning with the serpent in the Garden of Eden and ending with O.J. Simpson, author George Anastaplo offers an exploration of justice and the rule of law through well-known trials both ancient and modern, real and fictional. On Trial is a detailed and fascinating discussion of legal reason, moral judgment, political life, and the events that give them meaning.

Great Events from History II.: 1937-1960

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893566456

Category: Human rights

Page: 2623

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Articles are arranged chronologically bydate of event, starting in 1900 with the Boxer Rebellion and ending in 1991 with market reforms in the restructured republics in the former Soviet Union. A broad range of human rights categories, twenty-seven in all, are addressed here.

American Political Trials

Author: Michal R. Belknap

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 316

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An updated, expanded revision, American Political Trials examines the role of politicized criminal trials and impeachments from the early colonial era to the late twentieth century. Each chapter focuses on a trial representative of a particular era in U.S. history. New chapters on the trials of Anne Hutchinson and Lt. Col. Oliver North are included.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio

Author: Christopher H. Sterling,Michael C. Keith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579584320

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1650

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"A premise of this unique encyclopedia is that radio broadcasting is so pervasive that its importance can be easily overlooked. More than 600 articles provide ample illustration of the role this medium plays throughout the world. From radio's invention to radio on the Internet, the cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed articles analyze over 100 years of topics, programs, issues, people, and places, and provide leads to further reading. Some 250 photographs "give visual context to an often unseen world." Scholars, old-time-radio admirers, and curious readers will appreciate the unparalleled comprehensiveness of this source."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.