Law

Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law

Author: Michael Bazyler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Law

Page: 394

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A great deal of contemporary law has a direct connection to the Holocaust. That connection, however, is seldom acknowledged in legal texts and has never been the subject of a full-length scholarly work. This book examines the background of the Holocaust and genocide through the prism of the law; the criminal and civil prosecution of the Nazis and their collaborators for Holocaust-era crimes; and contemporary attempts to criminally prosecute perpetrators for the crime of genocide. It provides the history of the Holocaust as a legal event, and sets out how genocide has become known as the "crime of crimes" under both international law and in popular discourse. It goes on to discuss specific post-Holocaust legal topics, and examines the Holocaust as a catalyst for post-Holocaust international justice. Together, this collection of subjects establishes a new legal discipline, which the author Michael Bazyler labels "Post-Holocaust Law."
Law

Searching for Justice After the Holocaust

Author: Michael J. Bazyler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Law

Page: 504

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The Nazis and their state-sponsored cohorts stole mercilessly from the Jews of Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, returning survivors had to navigate a frequently unclear path to recover their property from governments and neighbors who had failed to protect them and who often had been complicit in their persecution. While the return of Nazi-looted art has garnered the most media attention, and there have been well-publicized settlements involving stolen Swiss bank deposits and unpaid insurance policies, there is a larger piece of Holocaust injustice that has not been adequately dealt with: stolen land and buildings, much of which today still remain unrestituted. This book is about the less publicized area of post-Holocaust restitution involving immovable (real) property confiscated from European Jews and others during World War II. In 2009, 47 countries convened in Prague to deal with the lingering problem of restitution of pre-war private, communal and heirless property stolen in the Holocaust. The outcome was the issuance by 47 states of the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues, which aimed, among other things, to "rectify the consequences" of the wrongful property seizures. This book sets forth the legal history of Holocaust immovable property restitution in each of the Terezin Declaration signatory states. It also analyses how each of the 47 countries has fulfilled the standards of the Guidelines and Best Practices of the Terezin Declaration, issued in 2010 in conjunction with the establishment of the European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) to monitor compliance. The book is based on the Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study commissioned by ESLI, written by the authors and issued in Brussels in 2017 before the European Parliament.
Political Science

عصر اللاعصمة: عواقب الحرب على الإرهاب

Author: George Soros

Publisher: العبيكان للنشر

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Category: Political Science

Page: 475

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جنى جورج سوروس المليارات من خلال توقع التغيرات الزلزالية في الأسواق المالية، واستخدم هذه الأموال لمحاولة تغيير العالم. في هذا الكتاب، يجلب سوروس ذلك الالتزام إلى الموضوع الذي هجس في صدره منذ عام 2001: حالة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. لا يعاين سوروس النواقص المهلكة والشروخ العميقة والعيوب الخطيرة في الإدارة الحالية فقط ـــ وعداؤه لها موثق توثيقا جيداً ـــ بل في النظرة الأمريكية الأوسع للعالم. «رجل الدولة الذي لا ينتمي إلى أي دولة»، ولا تكبحه الحاجة إلى تخفيف وتلطيف حدة رسالته لتناسب السياسة الحزبية، يقدم أقوى وأعمق وصف كتبه حتى الآن، ليبين كيف فقد البلد الذي يجب أن يكون بمثابة المنارة الهادية للحكم الرشيد في العالم، وجهته وضل اتجاهه، فصدق الأمريكيون بلاغتهم الخطابية الطنانة وأساطيرهم الخرافية الموهومة، في تحد سافر للحقائق التي ستشكل مستقبلهم. يصر سوروس بإلحاح على وجوب أن «تغير أمريكا موقفها بشكل جوهري». فإذا أرادت نقطة انطلاق، كما يقول، فمن الأفضل البدء بالتخلي عما يكمن ضمنا في الحرب على الإرهاب من «مشاعر الرضى والقناعة والسعادة»، والتبرؤ مما يحايثها من سوء فهم، وتأويلات خاطئة، واعتقادات مغلوطة. يتصدى جورج سوروس، وقد بلغ الخامسة والسبعين، بوضوح لا لبس فيه وعزم لا يلين للموضوعات الرئيسة في عصرنا الحالي: التهديدات والأخطار التي تدهم حضارتنا، مثل انتشار الأسلحة النووية، والاحتباس الحراري، والإرهاب، ومكافحة الإرهاب، وتفكك أواصر التعاون الدولي. في عصر اللاعصمة يفعل سوروس ذلك بأسلوب بليغ فياض بالمشاعر والحماس. العبيكان للنشر
History

Children of Armenia

Author: Michael Bobelian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: History

Page: 320

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From 1915 to 1923, the Ottoman Empire drove the Armenians from their ancestral homeland and slaughtered 1.5 million of them in the process. While there was an initial global outcry and a movement led by Woodrow Wilson to aid the “starving Armenians,” the promises to hold the perpetrators accountable were never fulfilled. In this groundbreaking work, Michael Bobelian profiles the leading players—Armenian activists and assassins, Turkish diplomats, U.S. officials— each of whom played a significant role in furthering or opposing the century-long Armenian quest for justice in the face of Turkish denial of its crimes, and reveals the events that have conspired to eradicate the “forgotten Genocide” from the world’s memory.
Philosophy

The Lesser Good

Author: Wendy C. Hamblet

Publisher: Lexington Books

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

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The Lesser Good represents a timely meditation on the incapacity of mere laws and state politics to adequately address the ethical exigencies that arise in human life. Through the philosophies of Plato and post-Holocaust phenomenologist, Emmanual Levinas, Hamblet demonstrates that state models of justice strive for the lesser good of ordered continuity of their forms, rather than promoting citizen internalization, of the "higher goods" of ethics—humility, self-overcoming, and compassion for the weak and suffering.