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The Parameters Of Justice: The Evolution Of British Civil And Military Perspectives On War Crimes Trials And Their Legal Context (1942–1956)

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This chapter sheds light upon British civil and military perspectives on the subject of the B/C class trials (that is, of those persons accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity who were not held responsible for crimes against peace) from the time war crimes policy during the Second World War first became a major issue until nearly 15 years later when the Queen gave her consent to the release of the last convicted Japanese war criminal for whom Britain was responsible. At the start of that period, British influence upon other powers in relation to the evolution of international criminal law was significantly higher than that of the United States. It is commonly thought in Japan that the British post war trials in the aftermath of the Second World War were manifestly unfair, draconian, and unduly protracted.

Keywords: B/C class trials; British civil perspective; British military perspective; international criminal law; Japanese war criminal; second world war; United States; war crimes



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