Judgement At Nuremberg Analysis

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The movie Judgement at Nuremberg, filled with many ideological aspects, makes us question who were the defeated, and who the winners were. The story of this trial is centered on the process against the power of the regime´s public administration, formed by elite officials, who facilitated the totalitarian regime due to their total collaboration with the rectors of the nationalism.
This film is about the process against the judges of the Third Reich (name given by the Nazis to their government in Germany, with Adolf Hitler as the leader). This leads us to a moral problem; is the mission of the judge to just apply the valid law without questioning its ethical background? Or, is his obligation, to place the abstract justice, before the legal
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Yet, the Judgement at Nuremberg demonstrates an essential jurisprudential debate which is the main core of the question of law and justice in post conflict situations. As said before, the central issue of the plot that can also be seen between the two main characters of the movie is the capacity of law to judge itself. But, how could be understand the main core at the heart of law? One way to understand it is through the previously studied natural law position, which alleges that law must have a necessary basic core to be perfectly understood as law. Another way is through the other legal positivism which affirms that law must simply be detectable in a formal way as to be law. However, there is situations where if certain systems establish rules of procedure and institutional competence (by which laws are promoted and enforced), and those rules are given in, then their content, their morality and justice, is insignificant to the “order of classification” question. Clearly, this is the problem at the core of all arguments about the nature of Nazi law. It is also again the central plot mechanism of dramatic burden and tension in the film. Throughout the film, we can see the tension between natural law and legal positivism and between law as…show more content…
Eugenic sterilization or castration was an essential component of Nazi racial ideology as demonstrated in the law of the body in the Nazi legal system. But this was also shared by social Darwinism in western democracies and installed in American statute law; in fact, the German laws on sterilization of the “mental issues” were exact translations of a model in the American statute. Surprisingly, the Peterson case demonstrates not the illegitimacy of the inhumanity, but the exact opposite. Law enrolled the bodies of the “unsuited” throughout the west because that is and has always been a fundamental action of the
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