The Role of the Polish Supreme National Tribunal in the Development of Principles of International Criminal Law
Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 2 Morten Bergsmo, CHEAH Wui Ling and YI Ping (editors) 2014 Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
814 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2019
Date Written: 2014
The article presents the circumstances of the establishment of the Polish Supreme National Tribunal which judged among others: Greiser, Fisher, Forster, Goeth, Hoess, staff of the Auschwitz camp and others. It shows in what way Polish tribunal developed definition of war crimes, genocide, crime against humanity and crime against peace as well as basic principle of international criminal law (immunity, JCE, order).
Keywords: genocide, war crimes, II word war, crime against humanity, crime against peace, JCE, order, immunity, Greiser, Hoess, Goeth, Auschwitz
JEL Classification: K33
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