Documents on the Tokyo International Military Tribunal: Charter, Indictment and Judgments

Documents on the Tokyo International Military Tribunal: Charter, Indictment and Judgments

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Edited by Robert Cryer, Edited by Neil Boister

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Undefined | 1560 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 248mm x 66mm | 2,141g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199541922
  • ISBN 13: 9780199541928
  • Sales rank: 1,520,820

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Despite the recent growth of interest in international criminal law, in research and practice, the Tokyo International Military Tribunal remains largely neglected. One of the reasons for this is the absence of any readily available version of the judgments that emanated from the Tribunal. This absence has prevented informed debate about a hugely important part of the development of international criminal law. These volumes fill the gap in the literature by reproducing the full text of the judgment, the separate and dissenting opinions and a selection of accompanying documents, including the charter, indictment and rules of procedure. All the documents are indexed and referenced to the original pagination of the Tribunal transcript. In addition, an introductory essay by the editors explains the nature of the tribunal and the law it applied, and outlines its impact on contemporary international criminal law.

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Neil Boister is Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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"Boister and Cryer offer the most complete and objective account of the Tokyo Trial to date. Their aim is ambitious." John O Haley, Washington University in St. Louis

Table of contents

Introduction ; DOCUMENTS ; Potsdam Declaration ; Japanese Instrument of Surrender ; Special Proclamation - Establishment of an International Military Tribunal for the Far East ; Charter of the Tokyo International Military Tribunal for the Far East ; Rules of Procedure of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East ; Indictment ; IC REVIEW OF JUDGMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL FOR THE FAR EAST BY THE SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS ; JUDGMENTS ; Majority Judgment ; Separate Opinion of the President (President Webb) ; Concurring Opinion of the Member from the Philippines (Justice Jaranilla) ; Dissenting Opinion of the Member from France (Justice Bernard) ; Dissenting Opinion of the Member from the Netherlands (Justice Roling) ; Dissenting Opinion of the Member from India (Justice Pal) ; INDEX