Following World War II, the victorious Allied powers created the first international criminal court, charged surviving Nazi leaders with crimes, and prosecuted them at Nuremberg in Allied-occupied Germany. John Q. Barrett, Professor of Law at St. John’s University in New York City, will describe the path to Nuremberg, the international Nuremberg trial, subsequent U.S prosecutions there of Nazi war criminals, and what those trials contributed to law, accountability, and knowledge of Nazi crimes including the Holocaust.
John Q. Barrett is a renowned teacher, writer, commentator, and lecturer on law and history topics, in the United States and internationally. He is a Professor of Law at St. John’s University in New York City, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Legal History. He is writing a biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954).