The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Memorandum on Trial Preparation

Memorandum on Trial Preparation

Date 24 May 1945
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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Detailed memorandum (classified as secret) regarding the proper procedures for procuring evidence for various counts against the defendants. Sections covered include: 1. General, 2. As to the allegation of criminal plan or enterprises, 3. As to the allegation that the defendants launched illegal wars of aggression, 4. As to the allegation that the defendants conducted their illegal wars by means and methods which violated international law, or the laws, rules, and customs of war, or the law of the sea, 5. As to the allegation of atrocities and other crimes before and after the launching of the war of aggression, and during the continuance, in violation of international law or treaties, or the laws of Germany or one or more of its allies, co-belligerents, or satellites, 6. The preparation of findings, 7. Interrogation of defendants and witnesses in overseas theaters.