Tyranny on Trial

The Trial of the Major German War Criminals at the End of World War II at Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946


Author: Whitney R. Harris

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 635

View: 5493

With new part seven, Justice after Nuremberg, containing updated chapter on Principles and precedent, and new chapter on the International Criminal Court.

A Modern History of German Criminal Law


Author: Thomas Vormbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642372732

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 2801

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.

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: 4099

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.

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: 5824

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 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: 4840

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: 2727

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: 6172

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.

Law and catastrophe


Author: Austin Sarat,Lawrence Douglas,Martha Merrill Umphrey

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

View: 1955

The study of catastrophe is a growth industry. Today, cosmologists scan the heavens for asteroids of the kind that smashed into earth some ninety million years ago, leading to the swift extinction of the dinosaurs. Climatologists create elaborate models of the chaotic weather and vast flooding that will result from the continued buildup of greenhouse gases in the planet's atmosphere. Terrorist experts and homeland security consultants struggle to prepare for a wide range of possible biological, chemical, and radiological attacks: aerated small pox virus spread by a crop duster, botulism dumped into an urban reservoir, a dirty bomb detonated in a city center. Yet, strangely, law's role in the definition, identification, prevention, and amelioration of catastrophe has been largely neglected. The relationship between law and other limiting conditions—such as states of emergency—has been the subject of rich and growing literature. By contrast, little has been written about law and catastrophe. In devoting a volume to the subject, the essays' authors sketch the contours of a relatively fresh, yet crucial, terrain of inquiry. Law and Catastrophe begins the work of developing a jurisprudence of catastrophe.

Encyclopedia of genocide and crimes against humanity


Author: Dinah Shelton

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780028658490

Category: History

Page: 1458

View: 3697

This volume, covering entries I-S, presents information on those acts that fall within the definitions developed over the past century of crimes under international law: war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

The Reporter


Author: Max Ascoli

Publisher: N.A


Category: World politics

Page: N.A

View: 5924



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Church and the world

Page: N.A

View: 8034

Issues for Dec. 1970-Apr. 1972 include section: Hard times.