From Nuremberg

in Justice in the Balkans

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780226312286
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226312309 | DOI:
From Nuremberg

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This chapter describes the public statement by Louise Arbour, the Canadian jurist and chief prosecutor at The Hague, about the tribunal with a reference to a shared experience. Robert Jackson, the charismatic U.S. Supreme Court justice, prosecuted the Nazi leadership at Nuremberg, and his efforts to “stay the hand of vengeance” helped make Nuremberg the lasting influence as described by Arbour. Ferencz and Nowitz were the nucleus of a nascent investigation and eventual trial team whose form is still today recognizable as the dominant organizational nexus of war crimes work at the Hague tribunal. Sheldon Glueck was the scholar behind Ferencz, the activist, and his contribution was to better articulate liberal legal principles as a foundation for the work at Nuremberg. Ferencz responded with a form of agency that was shaped by his exposure to liberal legalism while at Harvard University, and legalism became activism in his work.

Keywords: Louise Arbour; Hague; Robert Jackson; Nuremberg; Ferencz; legalism

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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