Photo of 24 high-ranking Nazis trials in Nuremberg
On the anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, UK Ambassador, Neil Bush, speaking at the OSCE Permanent Council, reiterated Britain’s aims of bringing to “impunity for the worst crimes”.
The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials held in the aftermath of the Second World War and in the wake of the Holocaust. Ambassador Bush notes that they were the “first of their kind” and marked “a reassertion of justice, human rights, and accountability”.
He further stated that the precedent set allowed for the prosecution of war crimes and genocides as well as leading to the creation of the International Criminal Court.
Bush called for anniversary to serve as a reminder of this history and asks se to reflect on the lessons learnt.
“Given the impunity we still see today, it’s a timely reminder of the need to recommit strengthening international criminal justice”, Bush stated.
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