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Crimes Against Humanity

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print May 1996 | ISBN: 9780198280613
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598760 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280610.003.0002
 Crimes Against Humanity

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Action after World War I led to the creation of the League of Nations. During World War II, a War Crimes Commission was set up, which led to the proceedings before the Nuremberg Tribunal. The Tribunal's judgement was a foundation for the development of international human rights law by the UN.

Keywords: First World War; human rights; League of Nations; Nuremberg Tribunal; Second World War; United Nations; War Crimes Commission

Chapter.  3687 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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