This chapter discusses, first, the ways the Nazi German occupiers secured their power and handled the courts in the countries studied, and how much of the rule of law and democracy was broken down. Next, it gives an overview of how the supreme courts performed under enemy rule, what they did to preserve the rule of law and democracy, and how their actions and policies were judged after the war. Finally, conclusions are drawn about the role and the possibilities of the supreme courts and the law under the regime of the Nazi German occupier, and autocratic rule in general.
|Title of host publication||Supreme Courts Under Nazi Occuaption|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||Amsterdam University Press|
|Number of pages||38|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Nov 2022|
|Series||War, Conflict and Genocide Studies|