Nuremberg: Verdict in the Name of Peace (Exhibition)
Passage, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation stand
The 20th century, more than any other, was marked by significant events that shaped the fate of humanity for many years hence. These included the Russian Revolution, two world wars, and the Manhattan Project, which resulted in the US dropping atomic bombs on Japan. It is the only time in history that nuclear weapons have been used indiscriminately on a civilian population. All these events occurred before the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, which tried the Axis powers’ biggest Nazi war criminals. Today, more than seven decades on, a feeling of pride remains for the fact that civilization was capable of not only changing international law, but the entire world through the prohibition of aggression. This exhibition marks a first in Russian academic history by presenting and analysing the outcome of many years of fundamental academic research on the structure, content, and new legal developments to have emerged from the Nuremberg Trials. It also examines underlying legal theories and concepts by leading Soviet and international legal scholars, as well as various regulatory documents and materials to have emerged over the course of more than fifty years. The exhibition will feature the official text of the International Military Tribunal verdict. The exhibition has been designed for a wide audience, including government figures, community leaders, judges, people working at investigative bodies, researchers, university lecturers, representatives of government bodies, and people from local government departments. It will also be of interest to all those who care about the fate of the world, and who wish to learn the truth about the legal outcomes of the Second World War and the verdict that preserves peace on the planet. A number of talks given at a roundtable offer a full picture of the Nuremberg Trials, both by providing a formal legal assessment of their outcome, and by examining their impact on the development of international law.