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The Resource Japanese war criminals : the politics of justice after the Second World War, Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt, and Dean Aszkielowicz

Japanese war criminals : the politics of justice after the Second World War, Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt, and Dean Aszkielowicz

Label
Japanese war criminals : the politics of justice after the Second World War
Title
Japanese war criminals
Title remainder
the politics of justice after the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt, and Dean Aszkielowicz
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning in late 1945, the United States, Britain, China, Australia, France, the Netherlands, and later the Philippines, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China convened national courts to prosecute Japanese military personnel for war crimes. The defendants included ethnic Koreans and Taiwanese who had served with the armed forces as Japanese subjects. In Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East tried Japanese leaders. While the fairness of these trials has been a focus for decades, Japanese War Criminals instead argues that the most important issues arose outside the courtroom. What was the legal basis for identifying and detaining subjects, determining who should be prosecuted, collecting evidence, and granting clemency after conviction' The answers to these questions helped set the norms for transitional justice in the postwar era and today contribute to strategies for addressing problematic areas of international law. Examining the complex moral, ethical, legal, and political issues surrounding the Allied prosecution project, from the first investigations during the war to the final release of prisoners in 1958, Japanese War Criminals shows how a simple effort to punish the guilty evolved into a multidimensional struggle that muddied the assignment of criminal responsibility for war crimes. Over time, indignation in Japan over Allied military actions, particularly the deployment of the atomic bombs, eclipsed anger over Japanese atrocities, and, among the Western powers, new Cold War imperatives took hold. This book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of the construction of the postwar international order in Asia and to our comprehension of the difficulties of implementing transitional justice
Cataloging source
YDX
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1957-
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Wilson, Sandra
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cribb, R. B.
  • Trefalt, Beatrice
  • Aszkielowicz, Dean
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  • War crimes
  • War crime trials
  • War criminals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • Atrocities
  • War crime trials
  • War crimes
  • War criminals
  • Japan
  • Pazifikkrieg
  • Japaner
  • Kriegsverbrecher
  • Kriegsverbrecherprozess
  • Nachkriegszeit
Label
Japanese war criminals : the politics of justice after the Second World War, Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt, and Dean Aszkielowicz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining war crimes and creating courts -- Investigation and arrest -- In court : indictment, trial, and sentencing -- Dilemmas of detention and the first misgivings -- Shifting mood, shifting location -- Peace and Article 11 -- Japanese pressure mounts -- Finding a formula for release -- The race to clear Sugamo
Control code
ocn967682563
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 417 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542685
Lccn
2016028052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/wils17922
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9ce82394-497e-4bdc-86f0-f3b439b274cd
  • 22573/ctt1kn27cj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967682563
Label
Japanese war criminals : the politics of justice after the Second World War, Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt, and Dean Aszkielowicz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining war crimes and creating courts -- Investigation and arrest -- In court : indictment, trial, and sentencing -- Dilemmas of detention and the first misgivings -- Shifting mood, shifting location -- Peace and Article 11 -- Japanese pressure mounts -- Finding a formula for release -- The race to clear Sugamo
Control code
ocn967682563
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 417 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542685
Lccn
2016028052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/wils17922
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9ce82394-497e-4bdc-86f0-f3b439b274cd
  • 22573/ctt1kn27cj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967682563

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