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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 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 Guenael Mettraux examining the Nuremberg legacy in contemporary international criminal justice; and an exhaustive bibliography of the literature on Nuremberg.
Guenael Mettraux is a Defence Counsel Defence, ICTY, formerly legal assistant, Chambers, ICTY
Foreword ; I. LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ; (A) CONTEMPORANEOUS VIEWS OF THE TRIAL AND JUDGEMENT ; (I) THE CHARTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL ; 1. The Challenge of International Lawlessness ; 2. The Law of Nations and the Punishment of War Crimes ; 3. The Nuremberg Charter and New Principles of International Law ; (II) THE TRIAL AND THE JUDGMENT ; 4. The Nuremberg Trial and Aggressive War ; 5. Crimes Against Humanity ; 6. The Judgment of Nuremberg ; 7. International Justice and Reconciliation: Lessons of Nuremberg ; 8. The Nuremberg Trials ; 9. The Nuremberg Trial ; 10. The Nuremberg Trial before Modern Principles of International Criminal Law ; 11. Will the Judgment in the Nuremberg Trial Constitute a Precedent in International Law? ; 12. The Nuremberg Trial ; 13. International Legal Theories Evolved at Nuremberg ; 14. The Issues of the Nuremberg Trial ; 15. The Law of the Nuremberg Trial ; 16. Nuremberg in Retrospect: Legal Answer to International Lawlessness ; 17. The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials ; 18. State Responsibility in International Criminal Law: A Study of the Nuremberg Trial ; B) HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES: THE NUREMBERG LEGACY ; 19. Nuremberg Eighteen Years Afterwards ; 20. The Nuremberg Trials and the Question of Responsibility for Aggression ; 21. The Nuremberg and the Tokyo Trials in Retrospect ; 22. Looking Back at the Nuremberg Trials with Special Consideration of the Processes Against Military Leaders ; 23. Nuremberg: Forty-Five Years Later ; 24. The Nuremberg Trial: The Law Against War and Fascism ; 25. The Law of the Nuremberg Trial ; 26. The 'Nuremberg Legacy' ; 27. Judicial Inheritance: The Value and Significance of the Nuremberg Trial to Contemporary War Crimes Trials ; II. POLITICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ; 29. The Legality of the Nuremberg Trials ; 30. The Question of German Guilt ; 31. The Nuremberg Trial: Landmark in Law ; 32. "Introduction", in Whitney R. Harris, Tyranny on Trial - The Evidence at Nuremberg ; 33. The Legacies of Nuremberg ; 34. Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory, and the Law ; III BIBLIOGRAPHY ; IV ANNEXES ; St-James Declaration ; Moscow Declaration ; London Agreement ; Charter of the International Military Tribunal ; Rules of Procedure And Evidence ; General Assembly Resolution 95(I) - Nuremberg Principles ; Table of Charges and Verdicts ; V INDEX
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