Telling My Lais: War Crimes and Reconciliation

Peter McGregor

Abstract


The Nuremberg Tribunals held at the end of World War II attempted to define war crimes and principles of moral and legal responsibility. Then, during the US War in Viet Nam, the likes of Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre established a somewhat different non-governmental War Crimes Tribunal. While their proceedings weren't officially recognised, nevertheless they constituted a moral pressure, especially upon

the US and its allies.


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