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[World War I caused unprecedented damage and the whole world reacted with great and grave concern. Despite the establishment of international organizations and group efforts to sign relevant treaties, these failed to put a stop to the war. World War II spread throughout almost the entire...
[The Tokyo Trials have caused ongoing and wide-ranging debate outside China, especially in Japan. Nearly all of the controversies attached to them can be traced back to the court debate, and the one on jurisdiction dates back to even before the opening of the court session.]
[On April 29, 1946, Chief Prosecutor Joseph B. Keenan submitted an indictment to the court on behalf of the Allied Nations’ prosecutors. On May 3, the court sessions were officially opened by the IMTFE.]
[The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) closed its sessions on April 16, 1948. After a six-month adjournment to write the verdict, the court reopened. The presiding president declared the court’s judgment on the 25 defendants. Seven were executed on December 23, and 17...
[The Tokyo tribunal was the only court established by the Allies in Asia after WWII to try Class A war criminals. There were also a “quasi-Class A” court and a number of courts spread over the Asia-Pacific region trying Class B and C war crimes. The trials in these courts lasted much longer than...
[The issues of the “ex post facto” law were not beyond the expectation of the prosecution. In the opening statement, Keenan emphasized that the war launched by Japan did harm to the whole humankind, that is to say, Tokyo and Nuremberg trials are the beginning of the history of the human trials....
[For a long time, the Japan’s right wing has alleged that the Tokyo trial is dominated by winners which is unfair. Yamada Fuji, who served in the second demobilization department and claimed that participated in most of the trials, wrote the Tokyo trial is “extremely unfair” when examine the...
[After the World War II, it is the first time for human beings to establish the International Military Tribunal above the national sovereign, to trial the countries’ leaders who waged the aggressive wars and solemnly declare the aggressive wars and the illegal acts in the wars as international...
[The pursuit of peace is an eternal theme of mankind. More than 70 years since the end of the world war II, the international conflict often occurs, but they are local. Looking back on the history and reviewing the origins, we can find that the postwar trials of the two international military...
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