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Justice for ‘Asian’ Victims: The Australian War Crimes Trials of the Japanese, 1945–51

Narrelle Morris

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671144
eISBN:
9780191751516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671144.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the Australian war crimes trials from 1945 to 1951. Specifically, it considers the odd Australian statutory jurisdiction based on classes of victims that enabled some Asian ... More


The First Phase of the Prosecutions, 1945–1948

Dean Aszkielowicz

in The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957: From Foe to Friend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390724
eISBN:
9789888390427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390724.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

With legal questions resolved, and a widespread public and official determination to bring Japan to justice, the Australian prosecutions began in November 1945 with great impetus. Trials began at ... More


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