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The Resource The trial of the Kaiser, William A. Schabas

The trial of the Kaiser, William A. Schabas

Label
The trial of the Kaiser
Title
The trial of the Kaiser
Statement of responsibility
William A. Schabas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the immediate aftermath of the armistice that ended the First World War, the Allied nations of Britain, France, and Italy agreed to put the fallen German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial, in what would be the first ever international criminal tribunal. In Britain, Lloyd George campaigned for re-election on the slogan 'hang the Kaiser', but the Italians had only lukewarm support for a trial, and there was outright resistance from the United States. During the Peace Conference, international lawyers gathered for the first time to debate international criminal justice. They recommended trial of the Kaiser by an international tribunal for war crimes, and the Americans relented, agreeing to a trial for a 'supreme offence against international morality'. However, the Kaiser had fled to the Netherlands where he obtained asylum, and though the Allies threatened a range of measures if the former Emperor was not surrendered, the Dutch refused and the demands were dropped in March 1920. This book, from renowned legal scholar William A. Schabas, sheds light on perhaps the most important international trial that never was. Schabas draws on numerous primary sources hitherto unexamined in published work, including transcripts which vividly illuminate this period of international law making. As such, he has written a book which constitutes a history of the very beginnings of international criminal justice, a history which has never before been fully told
Cataloging source
YDX
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1950-
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Schabas, William
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • William
  • William
  • War crime trials
  • War crime trials
  • International criminal law
  • Justice, Administration of
  • International criminal law
  • Justice, Administration of
  • War crime trials
  • Germany
Label
The trial of the Kaiser, William A. Schabas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 410 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198833857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1040629506
Label
The trial of the Kaiser, William A. Schabas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 410 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198833857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1040629506

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