Lawyers in Wartime: The Women of Nuremberg & Representing Guantánamo Bay Detainees


Professor Diane Amann, UC Davis Law School
Professor Laurel Fletcher, Boalt Law School

The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals conducted in the aftermath of World War II to prosecute leaders and collaborators of the Nazi regime under the guidelines of international law. The trials took their name after the Bavarian city in the center of Germany in which they were held.


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Women at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

Prof. Diane Amman, UC Davis Law; Director, California International Law Center

This presentation will give an account of women’s participation in the Nuremberg Trials, placing focus on those women who served as lawyers. In addition to discussing the work they did, it will consider both the reasons their contribution fell into obscurity after the trials ended and the contemporary implications of the diminution of women’s roles in these landmark proceedings.



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