The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Tokyo Tribunal Rules Today on Its Jurisdiction News Article

Tokyo Tribunal Rules Today on Its Jurisdiction 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 upcoming ruling to be delivered by the tribunal regarding the Japanese challenge to the court's jurisdiction. Discusses Iichiro Kiyose's contention that "under terms of the Potsdam declaration, war crimes can be charged only to persons who violated international law after the outbreak of hostilities, and that the 11-nation court therefore cannot try government officials who held their posts prior to the war." Also mentions Dr. Shumei Okawa's mental condition.