The Tokyo Trial

Authored by: Neil Boister

Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415552035
eBook ISBN: 9780203836897
Adobe ISBN: 9781136866685


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The Tokyo Trial was the ‘other’ big post-war trial sponsored by the Allied victors in World War II. The 28 accused were indicted on 29 A 1946 on 36 counts of crimes against peace, 16 of murder and only three counts of conventional war crimes. 1 More than two years and 50,000 pages of court record later, judgment was handed down on the 10 November 1948. 2 Twenty-five of the accused were convicted on 10 counts, finding each accused guilty on at least one count. Seven were sentenced to death, 16 to life, one to 20 years and one to seven years.

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