The Extradition Of Nazi War Criminals



The following paper was used as a term paper for a sophomore level
Political Science class centering on international relations. The class was
taken at a popular university in the state of Massachusetts. The paper
deals with the legal issues surrounding the act of extradition of Nazi war
criminals. Two international law cases are dealt with in the paper. The
paper got an "A" from a fairly difficult grading professor, and once the
paper is double spaced it should work out to be about 14 or 15 pages. Have
fun, and good luck.

The term "laws of war" refers to the rules governing the actual
conduct of armed conflict. This idea that there actually exists rules that
govern war is a ...

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namely, 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 crime within
the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, whether or not in violation of the
domestic law of the country where perpetrated. Leaders, organizers,
instigators, and accomplices participating in the formulation or execution
of a common plan or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing crimes are
responsible for all acts performed by any persons in execution of such
plan.1

The above excerpt comes form the Charter of the Tribunal Article 6 section
C, which makes it quite clear that in general the "laws of war" are there
to protect innocent civilians before and during war.

It seems to be a fair idea to have such rules governing armed conflict
in order to protect the civilians in the general location of such a
conflict. But, when ...

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Argentina, and second, the extradition of John
Demjanjuk from the United States of America. These cases demonstrate two
very different ways that Israel went about obtaining the custody of these
alleged criminals. The cases also expose the intricacy of International
Law in matters of extradition. But, before we begin to examine each of
these cases we must first establish Israel's right to judicial processing
of alleged Nazi war criminals.

To understand the complications involved in Israel placing suspected
Nazi war criminals on trial, lets review the history of Israel's situation.
During World War II the Nazis were persecuting Jews in their concentration
camps. At this time the ...

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