The breakdown of the “rettsstat”
What happened to the just rule of law under nazism’s totalitatian regime? We also look at the post-war legal purge and the Rinnan group.
Duration: 1 hour.
Place: Justismuseet in Trondheim
Participants: Maximum 30 students
Age group: Adjusted for age
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Large groups (15-30 people) 950 NOK
Small group (7-15 people) 750 NOK
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The museum has a large collection of objects from WWII. By putting this collection in context we wish to evoke reflections on what happened to the rule of law when a foreign power takes control and introduces its own rules and laws. Students and teachers are challenged on what a “rettsstat” is and what happens when it ceases to exist.
Some key questions:
- What is the rettsstat / the just rule of law?
- What happens when certain groups are excluded from this state?
- What is the police’s role and how did this role change during the war?
- How did the death penalty became law again in Norway after 40 years without it?
- Was the legal purge completely in accordance with the just rule of law (the rettsstat)?
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