ERIC Number: ED170182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
War Criminals, War Victims: Andersonville, Nuremburg, Hiroshima, My Lai. Crises in World Order.
Metcalf, Lawrence, Ed.; And Others
This pamphlet, intended for senior high school students, examines the complexities of applying international law to questions of individual rights and responsibilities in time of war. Case studies of four actual courtroom trials are presented. Events leading up to the trials (relating to Andersonville, Nuremberg, Hiroshima, and My Lai) are recounted to include various viewpoints. No interpretations are made but study aids leading to discussion of the issues and definition of the principles are provided. A brief history of the development of law as a protector of individual rights from local to national to international is presented and the role of international law is discussed. The final chapter encourages students to plan a model of a world system of law which is effective in protecting individual rights and encourages individual responsibility. The pamphlet concludes with a bibliography of books and feature films. (CK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Civil War (United States), Conflict Resolution, Court Litigation, Global Approach, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, International Crimes, International Law, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Responsibility, Secondary Education, Treaties, War, World Problems
World Without War Council, 67 E. Madison, Suite 1417, Chicago, Illinois 60603 ($0.25 per copy, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Without War Publications, Chicago, IL.; Institute for World Order, New York, NY.