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The Tokyo Trial and War Crimes in Asia

Authors: Ju-ao, Mei

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  • Offers a unique Chinese perspective on the establishment and workings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far EastEngages with the Tokyo Trial from an interdisciplinary perspective, highlighting the relevance of both international law and international relations
  • Considers the ongoing legacy of the Tokyo Trial on contemporary international criminal justice
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This book examines the process and the impact of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, otherwise known as the Tokyo Trial, which was convened in 1946 to try political military leaders accused of involvement in war crimes. Offering valuable research material on the establishment of the tribunal, it studies the background to the establishment of the International Military Tribunal and the lessons learned from earlier trials of World War One War Criminals. It addresses the IMTFE charter and records the establishment and development of the Tokyo Trial war crime principles, the confirmation of the Class A War Criminal list and the subsequent arrests and interrogations. It revisits the organization of the judges, the responsibilities of the prosecution and defense teams as well as the US representation in the defence. Offering the perspective of a Chinese prosecutor who was both jurist and witness, this unique text engages with the Tokyo Trial from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing in both international law and international relations, and over seven decades later measures the significance and ongoing legacy of the Tokyo Trial for contemporary international criminal justice in Asia and beyond. 

About the authors

Mei Ju-ao (Chinese: 梅汝璈, 1904-1973) was a Chinese jurist, legislator and author. After graduating from Tsinghua University in 1924, Mei Ju-ao studied in the United States and in 1926 was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society the same year. Mei went on to study law at University of Chicago Law School, where he obtained a Juris Doctor in 1928. In 1946-48, Mei was the Chinese member of the judges in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East's trials of Japanese war crimes committed during the second World War.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • The Establishment of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and Its Jurisdiction

    Ju-ao, Mei

    Pages 1-38

  • Charter and Organization of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East

    Ju-ao, Mei

    Pages 39-118

  • Arrest and Prosecution of Japanese Major War Criminals

    Ju-ao, Mei

    Pages 119-216

  • Trial Proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East

    Ju-ao, Mei

    Pages 217-272

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7404-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7403-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tokyo Trial and War Crimes in Asia
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7404-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7404-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7403-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 272
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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