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Bill of Right in Action
Summer 1996 (12:3)
Updated June 2000

Keeping the Peace After the Cold War

More than 50 years ago, World War II ended. The allies took actions to prevent another war. They founded the United Nations. They set up war crimes tribunals in Tokyo and Nuremberg. As the Cold War began, the Western nations formed NATO, an alliance to counter the Soviet threat in Europe. Did these actions help prevent war? Do NATO, the United Nations, and war crimes tribunals have relevance in today's world? This edition of Bill of Rights in Action examines these questions.

World History: The United Nations: Fifty Years of Keeping the Peace

U.S. Government: The Future of NATO

International Law: Do We Need a Permanent International Criminal Court?

This issue of the Bill of Rights in Action is made possible by a generous grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Officers: Susan Troy, President; Knox Cologne, Immediate Past President; Publications Committee: Jerome C. Byrne, Chairperson; Paul Cane, Gerald Chaleff, Peggy Saferstein, Marvin Sears, Eugene Shutler, Lloyd M. Smith, Marjorie Steinberg, Lois Thompson, Susan Troy, Carlton Varner. Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Program and Materials Development; Carlton Martz, Writer; Bill Hayes, Editor; Cristy Lytal, Web Editor; Andrew Costly, Production Manager; Carlton Varner, CRF Board Reviewer.

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