The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Precedents (International Law)

War Crimes Prosecution Planning Memorandum

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Top secret planning memorandum for the prosecution of war criminals after World War II, including, but not limited to: individuals (Hitler, Goering, Himmler, and others); organizations (such as the S. S. and Gestapo). On the first page of the document is written this warning: "Caution: This is not yet an agreed plan. The circulation of this paper by the immediate members of the Chief of Counsel's staff will be limited to those accredited individuals whose work makes access to the paper necessary." The memorandum was produced by the authorization of John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War.
Date: 
1945CE May 17th

Death Sentence Upheld; Raps General's Cruelty News Article

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Reports on Gen. Douglas MacArthur's decision to uphold the death sentence of Gen. Tomouki Yamashita. Also reports that "SCAP ordered the immediate arrest to Gen. Sadamu Shimomura" as he is accused of "issuing the final death orders against the three executed Doolittle fliers." Discusses the legal issues surrounding the Yamashita case. Another news item reports on the Homma trial with the headline "Homma admits he ordered 'Death March' : 'Morally responsible for anything that happened,' tells Court."

Supplement to Doc. 89 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Copy, "Compilation of Definitions of Aggression." Crimes to which document applicable: Aggression. Summary of Relevant points: Contains definitions from such sources as: James T. Shotwell's, "War as an Instrument of National Policy"; von Verdross, "Volkerrecht"; "Events Leading up to World War II"; Convention for definition of aggression, (London, 3 July 1933); "Amer. Journal of International Law Supplement"; the Final Act of the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace; Clyde Eagleton's "An attempt to Define Aggression"; Quincey Wright's, "The Concept of Aggression in International Law"; Draft Act by Comm. on Security Question's of the League of Nations, (May, 1933); the Protocol for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes; and, the Draft Treaty on Mutual Assistance submitted to the League of Nations, 29 Sept. 1923. A. N.: annotated to other Pre-Trial Treaties Briefs.
Date: 
1946CE May 30th

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