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The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

Kevin Jon Heller


This book provides a 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 (NMTs). The judgments the NMTs produced have played a critical role in the development of international criminal law, particularly in terms of how courts currently understand war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. The trials are also of tremendous historical importance, because they provide a far more comprehensive picture of Nazi atrocities than their more famous predec ... More

Keywords: Nuremberg Military Tribunals, American Military Tribunals, War Crimes Trials, international criminal law, military tribunals, World War II, international trials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199554317
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554317.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Jon Heller, author
Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Law School
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