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The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal: Law, History, and Jurisprudence

David Cohen, Stanford University; Yuma Totani, University of Hawaii
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9781107119703, 1107119707, 9781108679732
Summary
"The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal: Like its Nuremberg counterpart, the Tokyo Trial was foundational in the field of international law. However, up to now, the persistent notion of "victor's justice" in the existing historical literature has made it difficult to treat it as such. David Cohen and Yuma Totani seek to redress this by cutting through persistent orthodoxies and ideologies that have plagued the trial. Instead they present it simply as a judicial process, and in so doing reveal its enduring importance for international jurisprudence. A wide range of primary sources are considered, including court transcripts, court exhibits, the majority judgment, and five separate concurring and dissenting opinions. The authors also provide comparative analysis of the Allied trials at Nuremberg, resulting in a comprehensive and empirically grounded study of the trial. The Tokyo Tribunal was a watershed moment in the history of the Asia-Pacific region. This ground-breaking study reveals it is of continuing relevance today"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Framework of the trial
  • Charges of crimes against peace
  • Japanese system of government
  • Individual roles in the making of the war, and the overall conspiracy
  • Counts on murder, war crimes, and crimes against humanity
  • Accountability for war crimes
  • Majority judgment : crimes against peace
  • An alternative perspective on accountability for crimes against peace : the two Webb judgments
  • Majority judgment on war crimes
  • An alternative Tokyo judgment : the draft Webb judgment on war crimes
  • Dissenting opinions of Justices Bernard and Roeling
  • Pal's "judgment, " or dissenting opinion, on crimes against peace
  • Pal's treatment of war crimes charges
  • Concurring opinions of Justices Webb and Jaranilla
  • Conclusion.
Description
xv, 543 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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