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Nuremberg Trials

An American Citizen Apologizes to the Iraqi People

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey Ruoff

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has confessed, given what we know now, he would not have authorized the invasion of Iraq, as his brother did. A politician with integrity should have followed that comment with an apology to the Iraqi people.

Judith Miller Clings to Her Own Stubborn Myths

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Judith Miller recently popped out of the Fox News bubble for a quick jaunt to the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the home base for John Bolton, Max Boot, and other neo-con hawks, to give her forthcoming book a little free advertising. In the process she attempts to whitewash her role as an influential pro-war voice in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

The Strange Story Of The American Pastor Who Ministered To Nazis

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

(RNS) He was a minister to monsters. That’s what Tim Townsend writes of Henry Gerecke, the unassuming Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherde...

Redefining the Past and Future Fight Against Atrocities

Kip Hale | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Kip Hale

While its historical significance is evident, the UNWCC can also help today's efforts to hold atrocity criminals accountable. The UNWCC's present-day application is best demonstrated by its potential influence on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

What American Export Do the Chinese Crave, But Even Their Money Can't Buy?

Michael Levin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Home
Michael Levin

Which raises a fascinating question: Why would a country with practically no respect for the rule of law be so intrigued by the life and times of a conservative American jurist?

Why the Bankers Aren't In Jail

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 02.11.2012 | Crime
Lyric Hughes Hale

The reasons that there aren't any trophy heads after the financial crisis are plentiful: there are legal obstacles, practical obstacles, a lack of personnel, and general fuzziness about how economic crimes are defined.

50th Anniversary Judgement at Nuremberg Screening at Academy Is Shattering!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I came away from a 50th anniversary screening of Judgment at Nuremberg on Tuesday at the Motion Picture Academy with the feeling that nothing materially has changed in the world since that trial in 1947.

'Women, War & Peace' is a Must-See Series

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Barbara Probst Solomon

This groundbreaking series must be seen.

The Targeted Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home
Marjorie Cohn

Osama bin Laden and the "suspected militants" targeted in drone attacks should have been arrested and tried in U.S. courts or an international tribunal. Obama cannot serve as judge, jury and executioner.

Defying a Superpower

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

WikiLeaks has given us another cold bath in reality: "As the vehicle approached Post 7, the Marines on post used hand and arm signals but the vehicl...

The Nazi Virus

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Koehler

Even as we were prosecuting Nazis at Nuremberg for their barbaric behavior, including their notorious medical experiments on death camp inmates, we were, it turns out, conducting our own medical experiments on a vulnerable and unsuspecting population.

Unhappy Anniversary: Eight Years of Continuing Lawlessness

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The Defense Department now obstructs justice by suppressing evidence of its own criminal actions. This sordid history indicates the perverse depths to which our nation has unfortunately fallen.

Humanity's Courtroom: The ICC Eight Years On

Jane Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Wells

With 5 ongoing investigations and a trial in process, the press and countries that don't recognize the ICC should be reminded of why the court exists and needs the support of all nations.

Imagine if the Today's Right-Wing Were Around for Nuremberg

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The right-wing radicals, unanimous in their agreement that KSM should not be tried in the U.S. courts, aren't just crazy, they're un-American. We don't take people out and shoot them without trials.

KSM: Ready For His Closeup?

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Sen. Arlen Specter would like to see Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial be televised, stemming from a prosecutorial belief that trying him in a federal civilian court is the right decision.

Losing Wars We Already Won (Part I): Torture vs. WWII

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Despite public pressure from voices across the political spectrum, the Obama administration continues to sweep torture under the rug.

The Reckoning -- Interview with Director Pamela Yates

Robyn Hillman-Harrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn Hillman-Harrigan

The film was stark and penetrating. It discussed the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity of our time, but did so in a rational, rights based justice context.

Torturing the Rule of Law

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Our nation continues to undermine international law by sweeping torture under the rug, with serious implications going forward.

We Can't Handle the Lie!

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

If a picture tells a thousand words, the pictures now being held back by Obama, scream volumes. Their testimony demands the light of day much like the men in our containment.

Fear and Loathing of Change

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

I'm not a lawyer. I can't see a law school from my house. But I know the dark, twisted, sick, fetish language in the torture memos is not what America stands for.

Obama Stands Nuremberg on its Head

Mike Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Farrell

By what moral or ethical standard does a rational person determine that smashing a shackled human being's head into a wall is legal, let alone acceptable?

Living Memory, Torture, and Trials

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Terry Curtis Fox

If we who prosecuted Germans at Nuremberg refuse to hold Americans to the same standard, we are depriving Nuremberg of its precedential value.

Salim Hamdan's Tribunal and the Strength of the Constitution

Jonathan Mahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Mahler

Four-and-a-half years ago I profiled Hamdan's newly assigned defense lawyer, a JAG lawyer named Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift -- a gift from the magazine gods.

Folly and Injustice: Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As with justice, logic is in short supply in the executive's approach to terror suspects, who have been deprived of the protections of the Geneva Conventions to make false confessions.

Dennis Kucinich's Impeachment Resolution Could Be Helpful in a Future War Crimes Trial

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush has embarked on his "Farewell Tour" of European capitals. But if he travels abroad when he is no longer president, he stands a good chance of being detained and charged with war crimes.