The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via as well as the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. Several instances of war crimes trials are familiar to all scholars, but in order to advance understanding of the development of international criminal law, it is important to provide a full range of evidence from less-familiar trials. This book therefore provides an essential resource for a more comprehensive overview, uncovering and exploring some of the lesser-known war crimes trials that have taken place in a variety of contexts: international and domestic, northern and southern, historic and contemporary. It analyses these trials with a view to recognising institutional innovations, clarifying doctrinal debates, and identifying their general relevance to contemporary international criminal law. At the same time, the book recognises international criminal law's history of suppression or sublimation: What stories has the discipline refused to tell? What stories have been displaced by the ones it has told? Has international criminal law's framing or telling of these stories excluded other possibilities? And - perhaps most important of all - how can recovering the lost stories and imagining new narrative forms reconfigure the discipline? Many of the trials examined in this book have hardly ever before been discussed; others have been examined only in the most cursory manner. Indeed, until now, no volume has been dedicated to telling the story of these trials, that have yet to find a place in the international criminal law canon. Providing a detailed analysis of these trials, which took place in Europe, Africa, South America, and Australasia, in both historical and contemporary contexts, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with the development of international criminal law.... Mandarin, Cantonese and pidgin (Tok Pisin) were also used.66 There is no evidence whatsoever that the members of the Courts, most of ... in response to official orders to dispose of records regarding military matters at the time of the surrender.69 For example, the Japanese ... Group, 2006, alt;http://www.archives. gov/iwg/ japanese-war-crimes/introductory-essays.pdfagt; (accessed 3 March 2013) , 9a€“10.

Title:The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials
Author:Kevin Heller, Gerry Simpson
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2013-10-31


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