In matters of universal justice if we can call the Nuremberg Trial is a landmark in the history of mankind. Is the first time an international tribunal pronounces sentence on crimes against humanity, beyond the jurisdiction of a country. Opens the way for the creation of international tribunals such as the Hague, who recently was the scene of the trial against former President Slobodan Milosevic for atrocities committed during the war in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Above any consideration must be said that the existence of these courts safeguard, whether in symbolic form are well known difficulties in jurisprudence and the treatment of evidence respect for human rights. But it is also a clear demonstration of the concept of justice that is in the western world, since time immemorial has retained its essence.
A simplifying their punishment each crime, but are not trivialized. The problem arises when the punishment becomes a source of conflict. In a process in which literally rolled the heads of the top culprits, such as the Nuremberg trials, To what extent is justice? In what it contributed to the rapprochement and reconciliation of peoples? Does world peace? What peace between the Jewish people and the German people? Taking it to a more individual and personal the question is: Is it comforting and heal the pain the death of the perpetrator? Is not I’m getting the same height? Not by me I also blame? Or perhaps in this case death, the removal of life is justifiable? One possible answer has given South Africa, through the way he has managed to reconcile a past full of horror with a promising future, using their most prized possession: the culture and wisdom of indigenous peoples.