In an effort to bring greater attention to the current issues of international justice and to pay tribute to
the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials, the Harvard Law School Library in co-operation with the Human Rights
Advocates Student group will be hosting an Exhibit in the Library’s Caspersen Room beginning October 15th, 2005.
The Exhibit will display some of the most captivating documents and photos from the Library’s collection
of approximately one million pages of documents relating to the trial of military and political leaders
of Nazi Germany before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) and to the twelve trials of other accused
war criminals before the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT). These documents include trial
transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers from the Nuremberg Trials and materials
on the Doctors’ Trials and medical experiments.
The exhibit will also cover the International Tribunals that Nuremberg inspired, including the
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Slobodan Milosevic Trial and
the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
Alternatives to the Criminal Tribunals such as Truth Commissions and other methods for
achieving international justice will be presented, as well as current student work and contributions
in this area. The exhibit will conclude with a look at the current efforts at reform of the United Nations
and the new global commitment to the prevention of genocide.
Please visit the Harvard Law School Library Digitizing Project by