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Nuremberg defense

A plea or legal defense strategy in which the defendant claims that their actions were solely the result of carrying out the orders of superiors and that, as such, they should not be found guilty of such actions. Refers to the use of such a defense by political and military leaders of defeated Nazi Germany in the Nuremberg Trials of 1945–46. Against the charge of unlawful murder during wartime, the staff sergeant's defense attorney put forward a Nuremberg defense, claiming that the killings were carried out under direct orders by superior officers.
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Christopher Dodd insists that, as a result of the principles articulated by his father and others at the Nuremberg Trial and adopted at Nuremberg, two concepts have come to prevail in American thinking about fairness administered through the law: "By trying those who carried out a criminal war, a complete record of their actions could be shown to the world," and "in giving to the defendants a chance to hear the evidence against them and to defend themselves, the Allies would take the legal and moral high ground.
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Jackson was dynamic and eloquent, and without him there might never have been any Nuremberg trials at all.
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The three men are Jacob Robinson of the Institute of Jewish Affairs; Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, the Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, arguably the most distinguished and influential living exponent of that discipline at the time of Nuremberg; and Raphael Lemkin, who had an appointment in the War Crimes Office of the Judge Advocate General's Office in the Pentagon and hung out on the fringes of the American chief prosecutor Robert Jackson's very large Nuremberg staff.
In so doing, it also reconstructs events surrounding the Nuremberg trials immediately following the war, and the trial of Adolph Eichmann in 1961.
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The German Saudi Arabian Liaison Office (AHK Saudi Arabia) held a presentation on different trade fairs scheduled in 2015 in Messes Nuremberg in Germany, here on Sunday.
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