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The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the origins of international criminal law, Kevin Jon Heller

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The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the origins of international criminal law
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The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the origins of international criminal law
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Kevin Jon Heller
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of the twelve war-crimes trials held in the American zone of occupation between 1946 and 1949, collectively known as the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT). The judgments these Tribunals produced have played a critical role in the development of international criminal law, particularly in terms of how courts currently understand genocide, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. The trials are of tremendous historical importance, because they provide a far more comprehensive picture of Nazi atrocities than the main Nuremberg Trial (IMT). The IMT focused exclusively on the 'major war criminals'-the Goerings, the Hesses, the Speers. The NMT, by contrast, prosecuted doctors, lawyers, judges, industrialists, bankers-the private citizens and lower-level functionaries whose willingness to take part in the destruction of millions of innocents manifested what Hannah Arendt famously called 'the banality of evil'. This book starts by tracing the history of the NMT. It then discusses the law and procedure applied by the NMT, with a focus on the important differences between Control Council Law No. 10 and the Nuremberg Charter and on the protection of the defendants' right to a fair trial. The third section, the heart of the book, provides a systematic analysis of the NMT's jurisprudence. It covers Law No. 10's core crimes, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, as well as the crimes of conspiracy and membership of a criminal organization. This section also analyzes the general principles of liability that the Tribunals applied and on the defenses they did -and did not- recognize. The final section of the book deals with the aftermath of the trials and their historical legacy"--
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  • Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946
  • War crime trials
  • International criminal law
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The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the origins of international criminal law, Kevin Jon Heller
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy12pdf01/2011029622.html
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [487]-492) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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909562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Isbn
9780199554317
Lccn
2011029622
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780199554317
  • (OCoLC)ocn699767159
Label
The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the origins of international criminal law, Kevin Jon Heller
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy12pdf01/2011029622.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [487]-492) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
909562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Isbn
9780199554317
Lccn
2011029622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199554317
  • (OCoLC)ocn699767159

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