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Nuremberg principles [for the record]


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Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 10:18:28 -0400
From: gernot kohler <gkohler@accglobal.net>
To: WORLD SYSTEMS NETWORK <wsn@csf.colorado.edu>
Subject: [news] Nuremberg  principles [for the record]

[for the record:] The "Nuremberg principles" of international law are, as
follows. [quoted from: Richard A. Falk, A Global Approach to National
Policy. Harvard U P, 1975, p. 149]

"At Nuremberg, three categories of offenses were regarded as punishable
crimes under international law:
(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of war of aggression or a
war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of
any of the acts mentioned under (i).
Violation of the laws or customs of war, which include, but are not limited
to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation to slave-labor or for any other
purpose of civilian population of or in occupied territory, murder or
ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the seas, killing of
hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of
cities, towns or villages, or devastation not justified by military
Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhuman acts done
against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial or
religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried
on in execution of or in connexion with any crime against peace or any war
[end of quote from Professor Falk]

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