International Criminal Tribunals: Justice and Politics by Y. Beigbeder

By Y. Beigbeder

The e-book summarizes the paintings of foreign felony courts targeting the political demanding situations confronted through them. it's a useful, entire guide at the starting place and improvement of overseas legal justice and comprises the legal tribunals of Nuremberg, Tokyo, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Lebanon, Iraq.

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The authority of the Emperor and the Japanese government was made subject to General Douglas A. MacArthur, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. A directive issued by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff on 6 October 1945 was approved by all nations taking part in the occupation of Japan. The directive46 ordered the investigation, apprehension and detention of all persons suspected of war crimes. The Supreme Commander was to appoint special international courts and to prescribe their rules of procedures.

Meltzer36 recalls that Sir Hartley Shawcross, the British Chief Prosecutor, had cautioned at Nuremberg that a broad view of crimes against humanity would involve an unacceptable interference in a country’s internal affairs. The prosecution of violations of international humanitarian and human rights law such as crimes against humanity, torture and genocide by international tribunals, and, more generally, the concept of universal jurisdiction, imply and require deliberate interference in countries’ internal affairs.

Six such courts, composed of US attorneys, were established at Nuremberg. They heard a total of 12 cases between 1946 and 1948, all but one involving multiple defendants. The cases concerned medical experiments on inmates in concentration or exterminations camps, 34 International Criminal Tribunals judicial murders and other atrocities, SS Units charged with the murder of specific groups in conquered areas of the USSR (Einsatzgruppen), industrialists and financiers to the Nazi Party, and military cases.

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