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Title: Charter of the International Military Tribunal
Alternative Title(s): Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal
London Charter
Constitution of the International Military Tribunal
Available From: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/imt/imtconst.asp
Conclusion Date: 1945-08-08
Entry Into Force Date: 1945-08-08
Description: This Charter "established an International Military Tribunal . . . for the just and prompt trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis." (Art. 1.) The Charter is the constitutive document for the Tribunal, specifically defining the crimes within its jurisdiction, the investigative and prosecutorial principles, and the powers of the Tribunal. It was appended to the Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis.
Legal Citation: 82 UNTS 279; 59 Stat. 1544; 3 Bevans 1238; 39 AJILs 258 (1945)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Dispute Settlement > Criminal Law > International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Home > International Criminal Law > Basic Sources
Home > International Criminal Law > War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity, Including Genocide
Home > International Criminal Law > International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Keywords: crimes against humanity
criminal tribunals
genocide
International Military Tribunal
war crimes
Language(s): English
Document Creator: Government of the United States of America, the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Site Administrator: The Avalon Project at Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library
william.fray@yale.edu


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