Legality and legitimacy
Dominic McGoldrick

. Half a century later the light (or shadow) of Nuremberg lay on the paths to the two ad hoc tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and to the International Criminal Court.50 Nuremberg also played a crucial role in the development of international human rights law. Holding individuals responsible for violations of international law ‘duties’ necessarily involved regarding those individuals as subjects of international law. The atrocities committed by the Nazis were partly responsible for the notion of international human ‘rights’ as expressed in the UN Charter (1945), the

in Domestic and international trials, 1700–2000