Essays Tagged: "war crimes"

The Validity of the Nuremburg Trials

s essay will examine the validity of those trials as an objective means of prosecuting criminals of war. The trials set a precedence that not only could the aggressor of war be punished but also separ ... r be punished but also separate individuals responsible for such actions. Unlike in the First World War when an entire country could be reprimanded, the charges were laid on individual people accused ...

(7 pages) 118 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

The Holocaust Museum.

olocaust Museum in Washington, DC honors those who died under persecution of the Nazis during World War II. The museum serves as a constant reminder of the atrocities that took place, memorializing th ... y did.The museum possesses aura of depression, as its walls hold the secrets to the most despicable war crimes of all time, but what was most interesting to me was how those responsible rose to power. ...

(1 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The theme of war guilt in Bernard Schlink's, "The Reader".

The Reader Bernhard Schlink ThemesWar GuiltOne of the main ideas in The Reader is German war guilt - guilt felt by both the war-time g ... n ideas in The Reader is German war guilt - guilt felt by both the war-time generation and the post-war generation. The post-war generation, to which the author, Schlink, belongs, has struggled to com ... post-war generation, to which the author, Schlink, belongs, has struggled to come to terms with the war crimes committed by the previous generation. The novel begins with a sick Michael being comforte ...

(3 pages) 91 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Why Did The United States Go To War With Iraq?

In the recent war with Iraq Americans wants to really know why did the United States go to war with Iraq? There ar ... veral conclusions that people have come to. Some of the main reasons that the United States went to war with Iraq was because of the belief that Saddam Hussein was harboring terrorists in Iraq and tha ... United States had no idea. When also looking at reasons why the United States decided to enter into war with Iraq was because of the oil and the debate of how much is too much for a barrel of oil. Als ...

(7 pages) 122 0 3.8 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Response to Author Dina Temple-Raston's discussion on Genocide

n, the notable author of the book, Justice on the Grass: Three Rwandan Journalists, Their Trial for War Crimes and a Nation's Quest for Redemption, during a "Confronting Genocide" conference. Temple-R ... ng trial, it would take a lot of time before there can truly be justice.Temple-Raston is promoting awareness of the Rwanda genocide because history repeats itself. Today, a similar event is occurring ...

(2 pages) 22 0 4.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

US foreign policy during Vietnam war era and today

The American-Vietnam War killed as many as three million people. It destroyed the country of Vietnam. It was a disaster f ... in the United States and tragedy on an unprecedented scale to the Vietnamese. It witnessed horrific war crimes and bombings; and in the end, it brought nothing but shame on the United States and the d ... lessons should be drawn in order to avoid letting it ever repeat itself, it is the American Vietnam War.Indeed, plenty of lessons have been drawn from it- lessons that practically determined the natur ...

(9 pages) 115 1 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The denial of Japanese War Crimes and atrocities

ead by their uncontrollable desire for aggression, expansion, and imperialism. By the time that the war had ended in 1945, 20 million Chinese had died at the hands of the Japanese. The Japanese milita ... ks for the children to study. The Japanese military threatens anyone who speaks any truth about the war crimes that took place to keep this swept under the rug.Not only did the Japanese savagely kill ...

(4 pages) 48 0 4.6 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Commentary on 'Cambodia', by James Fenton

Vietnam and Indochina and became distressed and exceedingly more and more incensed by the atrocious war crimes being committed by those in authority. He wrote most of his poems upon his return to Amer ... ut 'Cambodia' was written while he was visiting Southern Asia. Cambodia was a country devastated by war, and over 2 million civilians died in the various conflicts. The conflict he is referring to her ...

(5 pages) 16852 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Investigations and prosecutions for crimes committed since the Second World War

tion has not, to our knowledge, been used" and, added, in despair, that "universal jurisdiction for war crimes is, as experience has shown, of no practical value."In 1995, he said, that there had been ... d been few prosecutions for grave breaches. Nevertheless, the attitude of states to prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other crimes under international law, both based on territor ...

(15 pages) 39 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Choose any two defendants at the Nuremburg IMT. Describe the case against each defendant, and compare and contrast the relative level of criminality of each defendant.

defendants charged with the commission of four crimes:1. Crimes against peace2. Conspiracy to wage war3. War crimes, and4. Crimes against humanityBefore the trial opened the number of defendants was ... positions within the various Nazi organisations. Due to his disappearance at the conclusion of the war, he was tried in absentia. I choose these two defendants due to the stark contrast between the t ...

(13 pages) 38 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

International Crime and Australia

was performed outside the country. This has been put into effect by the Commonwealth in relation to war crimes committed during the Second World War. The Commonwealth also has power to pass laws that ... to punish people for there are many people who do this and because they are not informed or are un aware of there being a law against this. Another example would be torture. It is illegal to torment o ...

(3 pages) 30 0 1.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Should the trial of Saddam Hussein be left to an Iraqi tribunal

with numerable crimes against humanity including gassing of up to 100,000 Iraqi curds, and several war crimes such as employing the use of chemical weapons. These actions however are only considered ... . Hussein the dictator and president on the other hand can be charged with crimes against humanity, war crimes, and mass murder to the extent of genocide. The dilemma that has presented itself however ...

(9 pages) 16 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

What are war crimes and how can they be punished?

War crimes and the recognition of the term itself came at the start of the 20th century as a means t ... came at the start of the 20th century as a means to create individual accountability for actions in war. What are known as the laws of war or more specifically the laws in war (jus in bello) and their ... r more specifically the laws in war (jus in bello) and their violation became legally punishable as war crimes. As a difficult term to define or pin down exactly, this essay will look at the origins o ...

(8 pages) 108 0 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government > United Nations

Bataan Death March - (Command Responsibility)

ne and 12,000 U.S. troops, coupled with 30,000 civilians were forced into the most brutal series of war crimes ever committed against surrendering American or Philippine soldiers, later became known a ... ause of the factors above they were quickly stabbed by a bayonet. The Japanese soldiers perpetrated war crimes for no reason at all. They deliberately ran down POWs with vehicles, stabbings, and behea ...

(9 pages) 44 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Textbooks Censorship In Japan

high school, I studied a lot of Canadian history as well as International conflicts like the World War II. I used to believe that there was only one way to tell history just like science and mathemat ... of authors and textbooks that are taught are extremely important.For a country like Japan with its war crimes in World War II, it is obvious that it will be extremely difficult to find a proper way t ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why did U.S. troops shoot at No-Gun-Ri incident?

AbstractOver 50 years after the "Forgotten War", the countries that fought in the war, namely the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the ... emocratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States, still blame each other for starting the war, for war crimes during the war and for many other unresolved points of contention. Also, the Uni ... ing the war and for many other unresolved points of contention. Also, the United States' undeclared war in Korea continues today because the fighting was stopped only stopped by a 'ceasefire' in 1953. ...

(18 pages) 16 0 4.3 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The international crimial cour

h no particular individuals have been held responsible for acts such as crimes against humanity and war crimes. Examples include 2 million people who were killed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the ... n of bloodshed. One of the possible ways to lessen the hideous effects of such a conflict is to put war criminals on trial. This not only directly can reduce war crimes, but more importantly serves as ...

(3 pages) 52 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Fusosha Essay - Japanese Text Books In Korea

past wrong doings. The eight Japanese history textbooks, was adopted this past April, whitewash its wartime atrocities. It distorts history. It ignores the history of women who were forced into sexual ... in middle schools distort many of the facts on the history of Japanese-Korean relations and Tokyo's war crimes before and during World War II. Japanese scholars tried to omit or minimize parts of hist ...

(7 pages) 16 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

President Truman's decision to drop the Atomic bomb.

As Albert Einstein had observed, "I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed." Befo ... e wrong decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki because bombing innocent civilians is a war crime and a naval blockade would have effectively ended the war with Japan.President Truman had ...

(1 pages) 14 1 3.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Life on Trial

remberg tells the tail of the twenty two last remaining Nazi's who were put on trial for committing war crimes. Under Hitler's power they thought this outcome would never be possible, but with the fal ... the Polish campaign, Goring's shrieking Stuka dive bombers knocked the Polish air force out of the war. Hitler was much impressed by the strategic potential of airpower and, in 1940 he elevated Gorin ...

(4 pages) 379 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History