Tyranny on Trial

The Evidence at Nuremberg


Author: Whitney R. Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566199537

Category: Aggression (International law)

Page: 608

View: 7791

Robert H. Jackson

New Deal Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, Nuremberg Prosecutor


Author: Gail Jarrow

Publisher: Calkins Creek Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3264

Details the personal journey of an extraordinary man who never earned a law degree, from his childhood in rural New York, to FDR's New Deal inner circle during the Great Depression, to becoming chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trial.

All the Missing Souls

A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals


Author: David Scheffer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691157847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 533

View: 8997

This title is Scheffer's account of the international gamble to prosecute those responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and to redress some of the bloodiest human rights atrocities in our time.

A Modern History of German Criminal Law


Author: Thomas Vormbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642372732

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 3394

Increasingly, international governmental networks and organisations make it necessary to master the legal principles of other jurisdictions. Since the advent of international criminal tribunals this need has fully reached criminal law. A large part of their work is based on comparative research. The legal systems which contribute most to this systemic discussion are common law and civil law, sometimes called continental law. So far this dialogue appears to have been dominated by the former. While there are many reasons for this, one stands out very clearly: Language. English has become the lingua franca of international legal research. The present book addresses this issue. Thomas Vormbaum is one of the foremost German legal historians and the book's original has become a cornerstone of research into the history of German criminal law beyond doctrinal expositions; it allows a look at the system’s genesis, its ideological, political and cultural roots. In the field of comparative research, it is of the utmost importance to have an understanding of the law’s provenance, in other words its historical DNA.

Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia


Author: Alexander Mikaberidze

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849263

Category: Political Science

Page: 844

View: 8471

Both concise and wide-ranging, this encyclopedia covers massacres, atrocities, war crimes, and genocides, including acts of inhumanity on all continents; and serves as a reminder that lest we forget, history will repeat itself. • Provides coverage of atrocities, massacres, and war crimes that is wide-ranging in scope and historical perspective, covering everything from genocides to isolated actions that constituted grave breaches of the laws of war • Comprises contributions from over 200 scholars, including international law experts currently prosecuting war crimes • Contains a lengthy chronology of major atrocities throughout history • Written in accessible and clear language appropriate for college freshmen and general readers

The Second World War


Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316084077

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 4873

A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.

The Atlantic Charter


Author: Douglas Brinkley,David Richard Facey-Crowther

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333619865

Category: Atlantic Charter

Page: 202

View: 5419

This collection of essays is the result of an international conference that marked the 50th anniversary of Churchill and Roosevelt's first meeting. The essays discuss both the charter's formulation and its long-term significance, and provide perspectives o

The Nuremberg Trials: International Criminal Law Since 1945

60th Anniversary International Conference


Author: Lawrence Raful

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110944847

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5231

60 years after the trials of the main German war criminals, the articles in this book attempt to assess the Nuremberg Trials from a historical and legal point of view, and to illustrate connections, contradictions and consequences. In view of constantly reoccurring reports of mass crimes from all over the world, we have only reached the halfway point in the quest for an effective system of international criminal justice. With the legacy of Nuremberg in mind, this volume is a contribution to the search for answers to questions of how the law can be applied effectively and those committing crimes against humanity be brought to justice for their actions.

The Affective Life of Law

Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination


Author: Ravit Pe'er-Lamo Reichman

Publisher: Stanford Law & Politics


Category: Law

Page: 213

View: 7271

Through readings of literary works, legal opinions, and treatises, The Affective Life of Law demonstrates that both law and literature are necessary complements in the efforts to take responsibility for the loss and damage inflicted by the first and second World Wars.

The Library of Congress World War II Companion


Author: Margaret E. Wagner,David M. Kennedy,Linda Barrett Osborne,Susan Reyburn,Library of Congress

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: History

Page: 982

View: 9748

A visual narrative history provides encyclopedic information on a wide range of topics, from the social movements behind the war and the leadership of principal combatants to the plights of its refugees and its political aftermath. 60,000 first printing.

East West Street

On the Origins of "genocide" and "crimes Against Humanity"


Author: Philippe Sands

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525433724

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 8583

Winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction A profound and profoundly important book--a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich. East West Street looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the ideas of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity," both of whom, not knowing the other, studied at the same university with the same professors, in a city little known today that was a major cultural center of Europe, "the little Paris of Ukraine," a city variously called Lemberg, Lwów, Lvov, or Lviv. It is also a spellbinding family memoir, as the author traces the mysterious story of his grandfather, as he maneuvered through Europe in the face of Nazi atrocities. East West Street is a book that changes the way we look at the world, at our understanding of history and how civilization has tried to cope with mass murder.

Witness to Nuremberg

The Many Lives of the Man who Translated at the Nazi War Trials


Author: Richard W. Sonnenfeldt

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628720220

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7791

The chief translator and only American to speak with all Nazi defendants at Nuremberg shares his personal encounters with evil in this stirring memoir. At age twenty-two, Richard Sonnenfeldt was appointed the chief interpreter for the American prosecution of Nazi war criminals during the Nuremberg trials. Sonnenfeldt dealt directly with top Nazi leaders like Hermann Goering, von Ribbentrop, Rudolph Hoss, and the editor of the anti-Semitic Der Sturmer, Julius Streicher. As the only American to talk with all the defendants, Sonnenfeldt offers his unique insight into the minds of Nazi leadership, including Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, and other high-ranking officials. In Witness to Nuremberg, Richard Sonnenfeldt recounts his experiences during the post-World War II trials, and also his life before and after Nuremberg. From fleeing Germany for England at eighteen years old, to being deported to Australia as a “German enemy alien,” to arriving in the United States and joining the US Army, to fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and helping liberate the Dachau concentration camp. This memoir is a detailed reflection that offers a firsthand account of World War II and the Nuremberg trials. “It is unlikely anyone alive has as many firsthand memories of the Nazi leaders. What those memories say about today’s world is no simple thing.” —The New York Times

Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials


Author: Suzannah Linton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199643288

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8424

Immediately after the Second World War 46 trials were held by the British military in Hong Kong in which 123 defendants, mainly from Japan, were tried for war crimes. This book is the first to analyze these trials, situating them within their historical context and showing their importance for the development of international criminal law.

The Judgement of Nuremberg, 1946


Author: Tim Coates

Publisher: Tim Coates Books


Category: History

Page: 332

View: 6259

WWII is over, there is a climate of jubilation and optimism as the Allies look to rebuilding Europe for the future but the perpetrators of Nazi War Crimes have yet to be reckoned with, and the full extent of their atrocities is as yet widely unknown. Today, we have lived with the full knowledge of the extent of Nazi atrocities for over half a century and yet they still retain their power to shock. Imagine what it was like as they were being revealed in the full extent of their horror for the first time. In this book the Judges at the Nuremberg Trials take it in turn to describe the indictments handed down to the defendants and their crimes. The entire history, purpose and method of the Nazi party since its foundation in 1918 is revealed and described in chilling detail.

The Nuremberg Trials

The Nazis and Their Crimes Against Humanity


Author: Paul Roland

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848589468

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7256

Anyone wishing to understand the nature of evil can do no better than look within the pages of this book: the Nazis were a vile collection of criminals, thugs, misfits, sadists and petty bureaucrats bound together by a philosophy of hate and a love of plunder. As such, the Nuremberg Trials were the most important criminal proceedings ever held. They established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under international law, and brought closure to World War II, allowing the reconstruction of Europe to begin. A vital read for anyone interested in the 20th century! Includes an eight-page plate photographic section.

The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials


Author: Kevin Heller,Gerry Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199671141

Category: Law

Page: 463

View: 6078

Several war crimes trials are well-known to scholars, but others have received far less attention. This book assesses a number of these little-studied trials to recognise institutional innovations, clarify doctrinal debates, and identify their general relevance to the development of international criminal law.

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights


Author: Olivier De Schutter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847312764

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 6608

This volume offers a systematic overview of the different tools through which the human rights accountability of transnational corporations may be improved. It first examines the responsibility of States in controlling transnational corporations, emphasizing both the limits imposed by the protection of the rights of investors under investment treaties and the potential of the US Alien Tort Claims Act and other similar extra-territorial legislations. It then turns to self-regulation by transnational corporations, through the use of codes of conduct or international framework agreements. It then discusses recent attempts at the global level to improve the human rights accountability of corporations by the direct imposition on corporations of obligations under international law. Finally, it considers the use of public procurement policies or of conditionalities in the lending policies of multilateral lending institutions in order to incentivize TNCs to behave ethically. Altogether, the book offers a rigorous legal analysis of these different developments and critically appraises their potential.

Choices Under Fire

Moral Dimensions of World War II


Author: Michael Bess

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307494454

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7876

World War II was the quintessential “good war.” It was not, however, a conflict free of moral ambiguity, painful dilemmas, and unavoidable compromises. Was the bombing of civilian populations in Germany and Japan justified? Were the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials legally scrupulous? What is the legacy bequeathed to the world by Hiroshima? With wisdom and clarity, Michael Bess brings a fresh eye to these difficult questions and others, arguing eloquently against the binaries of honor and dishonor, pride and shame, and points instead toward a nuanced reckoning with one of the most pivotal conflicts in human history. From the Trade Paperback edition.