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The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Lyndsey Stonebridge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book tells the story of the struggle to imagine new forms of justice after Nuremberg. Returning to the work of Hannah Arendt as a theoretical starting point, the author traces an aesthetics of ... More


Hostageship Interpreted, from the Middle Ages to the Age of Terrorism

Adam J. Kosto

in Hostages in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins by gathering evidence for the medieval understanding of hostageship. How did people react when a king received or granted hostages? Or when a hostage was executed? Stray remarks ... More


Codifying Norms: Nuremberg and the Hague

Wayne Sandholtz

in Prohibiting Plunder: How Norms Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337235
eISBN:
9780199868391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337235.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is a continuation of the cycle of norm change that began with Nazi looting during World War II. In response to the shocking intensity of German art looting during World War II, the ... More


VICTORS’ JUSTICE? SELECTING TARGETS FOR PROSECUTION

William Schabas

in Unimaginable Atrocities: Justice, Politics, and Rights at the War Crimes Tribunals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199653072
eISBN:
9780191739361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653072.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Nuremberg has its enthusiasts, but it also has its detractors. One of the most persistent charges is that the Nuremberg trial constituted ‘victors' justice’. Far from ‘stay the hand of vengeance’, ... More


Reforming the Law of Humanitarian Intervention

Allen Buchanan

in Institutionalizing the Just War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190878436
eISBN:
9780190878467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878436.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines key relationships between law, morality, and morally progressive changes in the law. It first documents that in some important cases improvements in international law have come ... More


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