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Paper Proposal I will briefly examine the different branches of law used to indict and convict Nazis of crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg trials and its impact of the development of International Human Rights Law Also I propose to look at SyllabusCount four of the four charges against the accused was for crimes against humanity and applied to defendants responsible for the death camps concentration camps and the killing rampages in the East Prior to these trials this count was usually understood to be crimes by a government against its own people This charge was a novel extension of this concept The London Charter defined these charges as murder extermination enslavement deportation and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population before or during the war or persecutions on political racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Military Tribunal whether or not in violation of domestic law of the country where perpetrated How were prosecutors able to utilize concepts of International Law Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure among others in pursuing criminal charges against numerous defendants And what if any impacts did it have on the development of International Human Rights law 1Context aWho were indicted iIndividuals 24 iiOrganizations aSS bGestapo cCorps of Political Leaders of the Nazi Party The three above were found guilty and the three below were found not guilty dReichsregierung Reich Cabinet eSA brown shirts fGeneral Staff and High Command of the German Armed Forces BWhy were they indicted 1Problem of what to do w hundreds of thousands of people who had been members of organizations like SS and Gestapo 2Lt Col Murray Bernays atty w US War Dept initiated idea of trying Nazis as conspirators and to try the Nazi organizations as a means of reaching hundreds of thousands of members Idea later adopted by Sec of War Henry Stimson and
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