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The Bordeaux Trial

Frédéric Mégret.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 11971 words.

This chapter analyses the trial of Oradour-sur-Glane, which opened before a military tribunal in Bordeaux in 1953. On 10 June 1944, a German column advanced towards the small village of...

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Capitalism’s Victor’s Justice? The Hidden Stories Behind the Prosecution of Industrialists Post-WWII

Grietje Baars.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 16073 words.

This chapter analyses the trials of industrialists at the US Military Tribunals at Nuremberg for their roles in the Nazis' aggressive wars and the Holocaust. The chapter is organized as...

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Clarification of Common Interests

Lung-chu Chen.

in The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 7428 words.

The current dispute over Taiwan is at its core a question over sovereignty: the right to make decisions about a country’s present and future. In approaching this problem, the author takes...

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Collective Memory and International Law

Moshe Hirsch.

in Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 22717 words.

Chapter 3 explores the mutual interactions between collective memory and international law. Social groups often influence individual memories, and society frequently reminds us that certain...

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Competing Histories

Liivoja Rain.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 10226 words.

This chapter analyses the attempts of three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — to prosecute offences against international law committed in their territories by the Soviet...

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The Crime of Aggression

Roger S. Clark.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 15492 words.

This chapter turns to the August 1946 trial of the Japanese general — Takashi Sakai — by a domestic tribunal in Nanking, the Republic of China, in order to reflect on the meaning of the...

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A Developing U.S.-China Rivalry?

Lung-chu Chen.

in The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 13296 words.

Taiwan’s economic and strategic well-being hinges on the continuation of constructive diplomacy between the United States and China. In recent decades relations between the countries have...

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Deviance and Conformity with International Law

Moshe Hirsch.

in Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 14285 words.

Chapter 6 explores the complex and multidimensional topic of compliance with international law. Factors motivating deviance from or compliance with international legal rules often involve...

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Diffusion of Norms and its Limits

Moshe Hirsch.

in Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 14637 words.

Chapter 5 examines some sociological aspects of international legal fragmentation, and particularly of the interaction between international investment tribunals and human rights law....

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Dirty War Crimes

Peter D. Rush.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 9942 words.

This chapter first reconstructs the narrative memory and socio-legal context of the contemporary scene of memory in Argentina concerning La Guerra Sucia (‘The Dirty War’) and los...

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