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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Eichmann Case

Santiago M Villalpando

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 October 2021

Murder — Persecution — Nullum crimen sine lege — Individuals and non-state actors — Jurisdiction of states, universality principle — Act of state doctrine — International criminal courts and tribunals, composition

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1(Otto) Adolf Eichmann (1906–62) was, during most of World War II, head of Section IVB4 (‘Jewish Affairs and Emigration’, a part of the Gestapo Bureau) of the Reich Central Security Office (‘RSHA’), where he reached the grade of SS Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel). In this capacity, he was notably in charge of the round up of Jews in Germany and occupied countries, and of their deportation to extermination camps. Although he was not accused before the International Military Tribunal (International Military Tribunals), the Nuremberg Judgment singled him out...
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