Significance of Nuremberg Trial in the Development of International Humanitarian Law

11 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2013

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Neetij Rai

Kathmandu School of Law (KSL)

Date Written: July 27, 2013

Abstract

War had always been a part of human history. History had witnessed countless wars often fought for territory, wealth, pleasure and power. But no war had been so devastating as the 2nd world war. Millions of people were killed, be it combatants or civilians. Violation of human rights was rampant before and during the war. Finally, when the war was over, a new concept arose to those involved in such violation. Thus in the initiation of allied forces a tribunal in Nuremberg was formed for the trial of Nazi war criminals. The Nuremberg trial was formed to prosecute Nazi war criminals, which later on proved to be one of the most significant step in the development of international humanitarian law.

Keywords: Nuremberg trial, Neetij Rai, Humanitarian law

Suggested Citation

Rai, Neetij, Significance of Nuremberg Trial in the Development of International Humanitarian Law (July 27, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2300970 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2300970

Neetij Rai (Contact Author)

Kathmandu School of Law (KSL) ( email )

Dadhikot-9, Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur 6618
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