Judgment at Nuremberg

29-30 September - 1 October 2006 

A symposium on international criminal law; commemoration of the trial of the major German war criminals at the end of the second world war and its impact on international law, the judicial system, world peace, and order; and a special commentary and documentary presentation.

Presented by the Whitney R. Harris Institute of Global Legal Studies, Washington University Department of Philosophy and the Washington University School of Law in collaboration with the Robert H. Jackson Center and the American Society of International Law (ASIL Regional Centennial Conference).

In the fall of 1946, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg issued its final judgment on the criminal responsibility of Hitler's chief advisors for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes against peace.

This was the first major international criminal trial and the touchstone for contemporary international criminal trials. The Nuremberg Tribunal held that individuals have duties under international law and spawned the idea of international human rights. At Washington University, on 29 September – 1 October  2006, 60 years after the Nuremberg judgment, a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners of international law and jurisprudence will join former Nuremberg prosecutors in a three-day conference rethinking the meaning and contemporary relevance of the Nuremberg judgment.  

Whitney R. Harris, U.S. Prosecutor at Nuremberg
John O. Haley and Leila Sadat, Washington University, Law
Larry May, Washington University, Philosophy