The Tokyo Trial and Beyond: Reflections of a Peacemonger

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9780745610061: The Tokyo Trial and Beyond: Reflections of a Peacemonger

This book is a document and account of the International military Tribunal that took place in Tokyo at the end of World War 2. As in the Nuremburg Trial, the leaders of Japan were accused of crimes against peace and crimes aginst humanity, as well as conventional war crimes. The book takes the form of an extended interview with one of the 11 international judges who took part in the Tokyo Trial, the eminent dutch jurist and professor of law, B.V.A. Roling. Antonio Cassese conducted a series of interview with Professor Roling concerning the aims, conduct and consequences of the Tokyo trial, and concerning the role of aggression and the prospects for peace in the modern world.

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About the Author:

Antonio Cassese has represented Italy on several United Nations commissions and on the Council of Europe. His previous books include Human Rights in a Changing World (Polity, 1990) and Terrorism, Politics and Law (Polity, 1989).

Professor B. V. A. Roling sadly died in 1985.

Review:

'A stunning publication, both for the boldness of conception and for the inherent interest and renewed relevance of the perspective.' Richard Falk, Princeton University

'Combines the spontaneity of a discussion with a good insight into the subject-matter of the Tokyo Trial. It gives a highly readable account of the trial for those who are interested in international law but lack the time or inclination to consult the twenty two volumes.' Netherlands International Law Review

'It eloquently depicts the original and perceptive insights of Judge Roling concerning the Tokyo trial and is a most valuable contribution to the sparse literature in English on the topic.' The Journal of Asian Studies

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Editore: Blackwell Pub (1995)
ISBN 10: 0745610064 ISBN 13: 9780745610061
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Pub, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0745610064

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