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"Crimes against peace" and international law

Author: Kirsten Sellars
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996)
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"In 1946, the judges at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg declared 'crimes against peace' - the planning, initiation or waging of aggressive wars - to be 'the supreme international crime'. At the time, the prosecuting powers heralded the charge as being a legal milestone, but it later proved to be an anomaly arising from the unique circumstances of the post-war period. This study traces the idea of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Sellars
ISBN: 9781107028845 1107028841
OCLC Number: 806993519
Description: xv, 316 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The emergence of the concept of aggression --
The quest for control --
The creation of a crime --
Innovation and orthodoxy at Nuremberg --
The Allies and an ad hoc charge --
The elimination of militarism --
Questions of self-defence --
Divisions on the bench at Tokyo --
The uncertain legacy of 'crimes against peace' --
Postscript.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996)
Responsibility: Kirsten Sellars.
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A legal and historical analysis of the first modern attempts to prosecute national leaders for embarking upon aggressive war.  Read more...

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