The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Counsel Declares War Trial Illegal News Article

Counsel Declares War Trial Illegal News Article

Date
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Reports on the arguments made by the defense counsel that "Japan surrendered conditionally, not like Germany" and in accordance with the Potsdam declaration. Ichiro Kiyose, the chief defense counsel who presented this argument, concluded that as a result of the terms under which Japan surrendered, the accused could not be brought to trial as war criminals in the same manner Nazi's were being prosecuted at Nuremberg. Also reports on the Joseph B. Keenan's rebuttal arguments. Shumei Okawa and Yosuke Matsuoka were not present due to medical conditions.