Library Exhibit on the Nuremberg Trials

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.

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