The Resource Human rights after Hitler : the lost history of prosecuting Axis war crimes, Dan Plesch

Human rights after Hitler : the lost history of prosecuting Axis war crimes, Dan Plesch

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Human rights after Hitler : the lost history of prosecuting Axis war crimes
Title
Human rights after Hitler
Title remainder
the lost history of prosecuting Axis war crimes
Statement of responsibility
Dan Plesch
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Language
eng
Summary
Human Rights after Hitler is a groundbreaking history about the forgotten work of the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), which operated during and after World War II in response to Axis atrocities. He explains the commission's work, why its files were kept secret, and demonstrates how the lost precedents of the commission's indictments should introduce important new paradigms for prosecuting war crimes today. The UNWCC examined roughly 36,000 cases in Europe and Asia. Thousands of trials were carried out at the country-level, and hundreds of war criminals were convicted. This rewrites the history of human rights in the wake of World War II, which is too focused on the few trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo. Until a protracted lobbying effort by Plesch and colleagues, the UNWCC's files had been kept out of public view in the UN archives under pressure from the US government. The US initially wanted the files closed to smooth the way for post-war collaboration with Germany and Japan, and the few researchers who did gain permission to see the files were not permitted to even take notes until the files' recent release. Now revealed, the precedents set by these cases should have enormous practical utility for prosecuting war crimes today
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Plesch, Daniel
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ1174.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United Nations War Crimes Commission
  • United Nations War Crimes Commission
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • War crime trials
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Atrocities
  • Historiography
  • War crime trials
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Human rights after Hitler : the lost history of prosecuting Axis war crimes, Dan Plesch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prosecuting rape : a test case of the modern relevance of WW2 legal practice -- Key issues faced in prosecuting SGBV today -- Conclusion -- A new paradigm for providing justice for international human rights violations -- Legal and political amnesia -- Creation of the UNWCC -- Official resistance to prosecuting war crimes -- Chinese and indian leadership -- A global system of complementary justice -- The development of key international legal principles -- When Stalin, Churchill, and FDR condemned the Holocaust -- Early Allied condemnations of the Holocaust and Nazi atrocities -- The declaration -- Abandonment of the Jews nonetheless -- Pursuing war criminals all over the world -- A global achievement -- Commission members and their trial structures -- Conclusion -- The Holocaust indictments : prosecuting the "footsoldiers of atrocity" -- Belgium -- Czechoslovakia -- France -- Greece -- Luxembourg -- The Netherlands -- Norway -- Poland -- Yugoslavia -- United Kingdom and United States -- United States -- Fair trials and collective responsibility for criminal acts -- The fundamentals of fair trials -- "It wasn't illegal when the action was taken" : the nullum crimen defense -- Hearsay -- The rights of the accused -- Command responsibility -- Superior orders -- Group responsibility -- Responsibility -- Reprisals and the execution of hostages -- The overall effort to secure the rights of the accused at the time of trial -- Conclusion -- Crimes against humanity : the "freedom to lynch," and the indictments of Adolf Hitler -- Crimes against humanity -- The crime of aggression -- Universal jurisdiction -- Liberating the Nazis -- Forgetting the Nazi past to build a West German future -- Harry S. Truman and State Department hostility to the commission -- Opposition to the commission's closure -- Ongoing prosecution of war crimes -- Prisoner release -- Conclusion -- The legacy unleashed -- The peoples' human rights -- Complementarity and the UNWCC -- Toward a "UNWCC 2.0"? -- Conclusion -- Appendix A : Timeline of principal allied political responses to Axis atrocities -- Appendix B : A note on the UNWCC archives and related material -- Appendix C : The UNWCC in ICTY verdicts -- Appendix D : One of the early UNWCC charge files for the Treblinka Death Camp -- Appendix E : An early Polish charge file against a range of Germans involved in the concentration camp system
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626164338
Lccn
2016040144
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1n6qd1p
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957581427
  • (OCoLC)ocn957581427
Label
Human rights after Hitler : the lost history of prosecuting Axis war crimes, Dan Plesch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prosecuting rape : a test case of the modern relevance of WW2 legal practice -- Key issues faced in prosecuting SGBV today -- Conclusion -- A new paradigm for providing justice for international human rights violations -- Legal and political amnesia -- Creation of the UNWCC -- Official resistance to prosecuting war crimes -- Chinese and indian leadership -- A global system of complementary justice -- The development of key international legal principles -- When Stalin, Churchill, and FDR condemned the Holocaust -- Early Allied condemnations of the Holocaust and Nazi atrocities -- The declaration -- Abandonment of the Jews nonetheless -- Pursuing war criminals all over the world -- A global achievement -- Commission members and their trial structures -- Conclusion -- The Holocaust indictments : prosecuting the "footsoldiers of atrocity" -- Belgium -- Czechoslovakia -- France -- Greece -- Luxembourg -- The Netherlands -- Norway -- Poland -- Yugoslavia -- United Kingdom and United States -- United States -- Fair trials and collective responsibility for criminal acts -- The fundamentals of fair trials -- "It wasn't illegal when the action was taken" : the nullum crimen defense -- Hearsay -- The rights of the accused -- Command responsibility -- Superior orders -- Group responsibility -- Responsibility -- Reprisals and the execution of hostages -- The overall effort to secure the rights of the accused at the time of trial -- Conclusion -- Crimes against humanity : the "freedom to lynch," and the indictments of Adolf Hitler -- Crimes against humanity -- The crime of aggression -- Universal jurisdiction -- Liberating the Nazis -- Forgetting the Nazi past to build a West German future -- Harry S. Truman and State Department hostility to the commission -- Opposition to the commission's closure -- Ongoing prosecution of war crimes -- Prisoner release -- Conclusion -- The legacy unleashed -- The peoples' human rights -- Complementarity and the UNWCC -- Toward a "UNWCC 2.0"? -- Conclusion -- Appendix A : Timeline of principal allied political responses to Axis atrocities -- Appendix B : A note on the UNWCC archives and related material -- Appendix C : The UNWCC in ICTY verdicts -- Appendix D : One of the early UNWCC charge files for the Treblinka Death Camp -- Appendix E : An early Polish charge file against a range of Germans involved in the concentration camp system
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626164338
Lccn
2016040144
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1n6qd1p
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957581427
  • (OCoLC)ocn957581427

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