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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Questioning the Legacy of the Nuremberg War Trials and Honoring Surviving Prosecutors

The Nuremberg trials of major Nazi war criminals spawned the idea of international human rights, but have the principles endured?

Leading scholars from Washington University in St. Louis will join former Nuremberg prosecutors and distinguished experts on international criminal justice to examine the legacy of the war trials and their impact on international law, the judicial system and world peace.

The conference, "Judgment at Nuremberg," marks the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials and will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 1 on the Washington University campus. It includes a commemorative program that will honor the trial's three surviving U.S. prosecutors — Benjamin B. Ferencz, Whitney R. Harris and Henry T. King Jr.

In addition to Ferencz, Harris and King, presenters will include:

  • Keynote speaker M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law and president of the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law;
  • Philippe Kirsch, president of the International Criminal Court;
  • Patricia Wald, member of the President's Intelligence Commission; and
  • Michael Walzer, the UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and author of the seminal work Just and Unjust Wars.

U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) also is scheduled to speak. He will reflect on the service of his father, the late Thomas J. Dodd, former U.S. executive trial counsel who served under Justice Robert H. Jackson, chief prosecutor at Nuremberg.

The conference is sponsored by WUSTL's School of Law and its Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies and the Department of Philosophy in Arts & Sciences in collaboration with the Robert H. Jackson Center, the American Bar Association Section on International Law and the American Society of International Law. [Mark Godsey]

September 24, 2006 in International | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

This Week's Top 5 Crim Papers

Ssrn_17_17The top 5 crim papers for this week, with number of recent downloads, from SSRN are:

(1) 130 Manson v. Brathwaite Revisited: Towards a New Rule of Decision for Due Process Challenges to Eyewitness Identification Procedures
Timothy O'Toole, Giovanna E. Shay,
Affiliation Unknown, Yale University,
Date posted to database: July 14, 2006
Last Revised: July 14, 2006
(2) 121 Well Excuse Me! - Remorse, Apology, and Criminal Sentencing
Jeffrie G. Murphy,
Arizona State University College of Law,
Date posted to database: June 23, 2006
Last Revised: July 25, 2006
(3) 120 The First Amendment as Criminal Procedure
Daniel J. Solove,
George Washington University Law School,
Date posted to database: August 18, 2006
Last Revised: September 22, 2006
(4) 97 Full and Fair by What Measure?: International Law Standards Regulating Military Commission Procedure
David W. Glazier,
Loyola Law School Los Angeles,
Date posted to database: April 18, 2006
Last Revised: September 7, 2006
(5) 86 Neuroscience Evidence, Legal Culture, and Criminal Procedure
Michael S. Pardo,
University of Alabama School of Law,
Date posted to database: June 25, 2006
Last Revised: June 25, 2006

[Mark Godsey]

September 24, 2006 in Weekly Top 5 SSRN Crim Downloads | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Landlord: Crack Dealer Most Reliable Tenant

The Onion's humorous take on the upside of renting to a crack dealer.  Average Americans opine on the arrest of Willie Nelson.

September 24, 2006 in Miscellaneous | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)