A comparison of the nuremberg trials and the united states court system

While the Western Allies agreed that Nuremberg was the logical venue, the Russians grumbled and held out for Berlin.

Robert H. Jackson

Less clearly, the Tribunal would also address the criminal character of certain organizations, including the Sicherheistdienst State Security Servicethe SS, and the Gestapo. Experimenters dropped most inmates into either tanks of hot water, warm water, or tepid water.

Although most laypeople would agree that war is by nature aggressive, a line was drawn between defensive war permitted and offensive war punishable. His defense attorney, Otto Stahmer, asked whether the Nazi party had come to power through legal means.

Pompous scion of an old aristocratic family, he became chancellor of Germany in Jackson devoting considerable time to explaining why the criminal statutes relating to wars of aggression and crimes against humanity that he proposed drafting would not be ex post facto laws.

In the back row, from left: This was an uncomfortable concept, this idea of guilt by membership. For example, issues appearing in the summer and autumn of reported the death of 72, Jews in Warsaw, 17, in Lodz, 18, in Croatia,in Roumania, 14, in Latvia, 85, in Yugoslavia, andin Poland.

When the Brown decision was handed down, a full court was present, to emphasize the unanimity of the decision. Wilhelm Frick was a doctor of laws, and an early Nazi who used his position to help Nazi criminals escape trial. It yields less to the times, varies less with conditions, and defers much less to legislative judgment.

Advocating genocide, which is then carried out, and which is continued despite knowing of the acts of genocide being committed, carries a significantly harsher penalty than a mere riot. The Atlantic Monthly, VolumeNo.

Vinson spoke at the dinner. All defendants were indicted on at least two of the counts; several were indicted on all four counts.

Eden was flanked by a figure with a sword—that was justice—and the Roman fasces, the bundle of rods and axes that symbolized the authority of the state. The decision was taken to depend on documents, a resolution that turned out to be quite correct. The three acquitted defendants did not have long to enjoy their victory.

Other aggressive wars prior to World War II were not punished by international tribunals prior to the one constituted at Nuremberg. Schact was fired as president of the Reichsbank in when he opposed full-scale war preparation on the grounds that Germany could not economically support a long conflict.

The Nuremberg Show Trials

Still, many important Axis leaders had fell into Allied hands, either through surrender or capture. Bormann was tried in absentia prior to that while Hess, Doenitz, and five others were awarded ten years to life imprisonment in Spandau Prison, Berlin.

In the face of the evidence before the Tribunal it is idle for Streicher to suggest that the solution of the Jewish problem which he favoured was strictly limited to the classification of Jews as aliens, and the passing of discriminatory legislation such as the Nuremberg Laws, supplemented if possible by international agreement on the creation of a Jewish State somewhere in the world, to which all Jews should emigrate.

The second count simply alleged that the defendants did the things they were alleged to have planned under count one.

Votes from the Americans, British, and French elected Lawrence chief judge. The dozen trials involved some defendants split into five general categories, each category tried in two or three separate trials.

On June 26, Robert Jackson flew to London to meet with delegates from the other three Allied powers for a discussion of what to do with the captured Nazi leaders. On June 8,Jackson sent a cable to President Truman. With a November 20 opening trial date approaching, Nuremberg began to fill with visitors.

Equally repulsive in his own way was Walther Funk.United States Army valid historical reference for the creation of a court for war criminals in Iraq. Differences in the creation have become instilled in the judiciary of the United Nations with the Nuremberg trials becoming the model upon which international law was codified.

iv. The United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France, victors of the World War II, organized these trials to implead the Nazi leaders for “aggressive acts and war crimes.” and analyze the significance of the Nuremberg Trials in comparison to the current criminal justice system.

The criminal justice system of. Start studying World War 2. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. The United States Supreme Court decision in Korematsu v. United States () concerned One reason the Nuremberg trials following World War II were held was to.

No trial provides a better basis for understanding the nature and causes of evil than do the Nuremberg trials from to Comparison between the Nuremberg trials and the Japanese war criminals in Tokyo "The Nuremberg trials are regarded as a milestone toward the establishment of a permanent international court, and an important precedent for dealing with later instances of genocide and other crimes against humanity".

Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Harlan Fiske Stone called the Nuremberg trials a fraud. [75] "(Chief U.S. prosecutor) Jackson is away conducting his high-grade lynching party in Nuremberg," he wrote.

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