International criminal tribunal to impose punishment on Nazis was held in Nürnberg, on 14 November 1945. Through this tribunal, the brutality of Nazis was disclosed to the public, which provided the Allies with sound ground of punishing the Nazis. The Nürnberg International Criminal Tribunal was significant as the first fundamental international trial, and currently it has become a role model for those trials. However the legitimacy of punishing the defeated in the name of justice is somewhat dubious, primarily because it's related with complicated legal problems.
Thus this article concentrates on explaining the significance of several legal problems caused by Nürnberg Tribunal. First I examined the historical background of how this trial was prepared and how it was operated(II). Then I continued examining the legal problems of the Tribunal(III), and I finished the discussion with summarizing the historical and legal significance of the Tribunal(IV).
Thereby I reached the conclusion that, although the Nürnberg Tribunal has its limits in grasping several aspects of war crimes, it has dealt with other problems quite well.