The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

This book assesses a number of these little-studied trials to recognise institutional innovations, clarify doctrinal debates, and identify their general relevance to the development of international criminal law.

The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

Several war crimes trials are well-known to scholars, but others have received far less attention. This book assesses a number of these little-studied trials to recognise institutional innovations, clarify doctrinal debates, and identify their general relevance to the development of international criminal law.

An Introduction to Transitional Justice

Futamura, Madoka, War Crimes Tribunals and Transitional Justice: The Tokyo Trial and the Nuremberg Legacy (Routledge, ... Heller, Kevin Jon and Gerry Simpson, The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials (Oxford University Press, 2013).

An Introduction to Transitional Justice

The Second Edition of An Introduction to Transitional Justice provides a comprehensive overview of transitional justice judicial and non-judicial measures implemented by societies to redress legacies of massive human rights abuse. Written by some of the leading experts in the field, it takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the subject, addressing the dominant transitional justice mechanisms as well as key themes and challenges faced by scholars and practitioners. Using a wide historic and geographic range of case studies to illustrate key concepts and debates, and featuring discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, this is an essential introduction to the subject for students.

Japanese War Criminals

... Australian War Memorial 27 (October 1995): 47–53; Georgina Fitzpatrick, “War Crimes Trials, 'Victor's Justice' and Australian Military Justice in the Aftermath of the Second World War,” in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials, ...

Japanese War Criminals

Beginning in late 1945, the United States, Britain, China, Australia, France, the Netherlands, and later the Philippines, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China convened national courts to prosecute Japanese military personnel for war crimes. The defendants included ethnic Koreans and Taiwanese who had served with the armed forces as Japanese subjects. In Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East tried Japanese leaders. While the fairness of these trials has been a focus for decades, Japanese War Criminals instead argues that the most important issues arose outside the courtroom. What was the legal basis for identifying and detaining subjects, determining who should be prosecuted, collecting evidence, and granting clemency after conviction? The answers to these questions helped set the norms for transitional justice in the postwar era and today contribute to strategies for addressing problematic areas of international law. Examining the complex moral, ethical, legal, and political issues surrounding the Allied prosecution project, from the first investigations during the war to the final release of prisoners in 1958, Japanese War Criminals shows how a simple effort to punish the guilty evolved into a multidimensional struggle that muddied the assignment of criminal responsibility for war crimes. Over time, indignation in Japan over Allied military actions, particularly the deployment of the atomic bombs, eclipsed anger over Japanese atrocities, and, among the Western powers, new Cold War imperatives took hold. This book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of the construction of the postwar international order in Asia and to our comprehension of the difficulties of implementing transitional justice.

Justice In Arms

Fitzpatrick, 'War Crimes Trials, “Victor's Justice” and Australian Military Justice in the Aftermath of the Second World War' in Heller and Simpson (eds), The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials (forthcoming).

Justice In Arms

Justice in Arms brings to life a fascinating and important element of Australia’s legal history — the role of Army legal officers in Australia and in expeditionary operations from the Boer War until 2000. This is a comprehensive and absorbing history which describes the dynamic interaction of institutional and political imperatives and the personalities who managed this interaction over the decades. It is populated by colourful characters and legal luminaries and demonstrates that military justice is rightly concerned with discipline and cohesiveness. Reflecting broader societal norms, it is also concerned with the rule of law and respect for the rights, liberties and fair treatment of those who serve in the armed forces. Justice in Arms describes the extraordinary contribution of Army legal officers to both the profession of arms and the development of the law, charting the evolving personal and structural relationships between Army legal officers and command dictated by the changing legal needs of the Army and the broader Australian Defence Force. Today Army legal officers apply, adapt and shape the law to meet evolving needs in peacetime and during armed conflict and peace operations, ensuring the legitimacy of military action and the maintenance of domestic and international support for national objectives.

Australia s War Crimes Trials 1945 51

As Sir William Webb, Australia's war crimes commissioner and, later, President of the IMTFE, observed in June 1945, ... in Kevin Jon Heller and Gerry Simpson (eds), The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials (Oxford University Press, ...

Australia s War Crimes Trials 1945 51

This unique volume provides a detailed analysis of Australia’s 300 war crimes trials of principally Japanese accused conducted in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.

Philosophy of Nonviolence

Gordon, “The Trial of Peter Von Hagenbach: Reconciling History, Historiography, and International Criminal Law,” in Kevin Heller and Gerry Simpson eds., The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013, ...

Philosophy of Nonviolence

In 2011, the Middle East saw more people peacefully protesting long entrenched dictatorships than at any time in its history. The dictators of Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen were deposed in a matter of weeks by nonviolent marches. Imprecisely described as 'the Arab Spring', the revolution has been convulsing the whole region ever since. Beyond an uneven course in different countries, Philosophy of Nonviolence examines how 2011 may have ushered in a fundamental break in world history. The break, the book argues, is animated by nonviolence as the new spirit of the philosophy of history. Philosophy of Nonviolence maps out a system articulating nonviolence in the revolution, the rule of constitutional law it yearns for, and the demand for accountability that inspired the revolution in the first place. Part One--Revolution, provides modern context to the generational revolt, probes the depth of Middle Eastern-Islamic humanism, and addresses the paradox posed by nonviolence to the 'perpetual peace' ideal. Part Two--Constitutionalism, explores the reconfiguration of legal norms and power structures, mechanisms of institutional change and constitution-making processes in pursuit of the nonviolent anima. Part Three--Justice, covers the broadening concept of dictatorship as crime against humanity, an essential part of the philosophy of nonviolence. It follows its frustrated emergence in the French revolution, its development in the Middle East since 1860 through the trials of Arab dictators, the pyramid of accountability post-dictatorship, and the scope of foreign intervention in nonviolent revolutions. Throughout the text, Professor Mallat maintains thoroughly abstract and philosophical arguments, while substantiating those arguments in historical context enriched by a close participation in the ongoing Middle East revolution.

Histories of the Hanged The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

"A remarkable account of Britain's last stand in Kenya. This is imperial history at its very best.

Histories of the Hanged  The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

"A remarkable account of Britain's last stand in Kenya. This is imperial history at its very best."--John Hope Franklin In "a gripping narrative that is all but impossible to put down" (Joseph C. Miller), Histories of the Hanged exposes the long-hidden colonial crimes of the British in Kenya. This groundbreaking work tells how the brutal war between the colonial government and the insurrectionist Mau Mau between 1952 and 1960 dominated the final bloody decade of imperialism in East Africa. Using extraordinary new evidence, David Anderson puts the colonial government on trial with eyewitness testimony from over 800 court cases and previously unseen archives. His research exonerates the Kikuyu rebels; hardly the terrorists they were thought to be; and reveals the British to be brutal aggressors in a "dirty war" that involved leaders at the highest ranks of the British government. This astonishing piece of scholarship portrays a teetering colonial empire in its final phase; employing whatever military and propaganda methods it could to preserve an order that could no longer hold.

My War Criminal

In My War Criminal, Jessica Stern brings to bear her incisive analysis and her own deeply considered reactions to her interactions with Karadzic, a brilliant and often shockingly charming psychiatrist and poet who spent twelve years in ...

My War Criminal

An investigation into the nature of violence, terror, and trauma through conversations with a notorious war criminal and hero to white nationalists Between October 2014 and November 2016, global terrorism expert Jessica Stern held a series of conversations in a prison cell in The Hague with Radovan Karadzic, a Bosnian Serb former politician who had been indicted for genocide and other war crimes during the Bosnian War and who became an inspiration for white nationalists. Though Stern was used to interviewing terrorists in the field in an effort to understand their hidden motives, the conversations she had with Karadzic would profoundly alter her understanding of the mechanics of fear, the motivations of violence, and the psychology of those who perpetrate mass atrocities at a state level and who—like the terrorists she had previously studied—target noncombatants, in violation of ethical norms and international law. How do leaders persuade ordinary people to kill their neighbors? What is the “ecosystem” that creates and nurtures genocidal leaders? Could anything about their personal histories, personalities, or exposure to historical trauma shed light on the formation of a war criminal’s identity in opposition to a targeted Other? In My War Criminal, Jessica Stern brings to bear her incisive analysis and her own deeply considered reactions to her interactions with Karadzic, a brilliant and often shockingly charming psychiatrist and poet who spent twelve years in hiding, disguising himself as an energy healer, while also offering a deeply insightful and sometimes chilling account of the complex and even seductive powers of a magnetic leader—and what can happen when you spend many, many hours with that person.

Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City

Strange And Obscure Stories Of New York City takes the reader on a breathtaking tour of the five boroughs in search of these accounts.

Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City

The 1948 crime film The Naked City (later a television show) ended with this iconic line “There are eight million stories in the naked city.” Things have not changed either before or since: every era and neighborhood is full of true tales and legends about which even residents are likely to be unaware. Strange And Obscure Stories Of New York City takes the reader on a breathtaking tour of the five boroughs in search of these accounts. Some are eerily fascinating in their own right while others explain how the city became the great metropolis that it is. Before the World Trade Center 9/11 tragedy, the aftermath of a fire aboard the steamboat General Slocum in the East River was the city’s greatest disaster. The 1904 event occurred during an outing for a church group. The loss of life—1,021 out of the 1,358 passengers—devastated the German-America community that inhabited Manhattan’s East Village. To escape bad memories, they relocated to the Upper East Side’s Yorkville, the reason why that neighborhood became celebrated for its German restaurants, stores, and breweries. On July 23, 1886, not long after the Brooklyn Bridge opened, a 23-year-old named Steve Brodie announced that he survived a 150-foot drop from that span into the East River. (A liquor dealer offered to back a saloon that Brodie wanted to open but only if he took the risk). Although there were no witnesses, news of the alleged jump made headlines, with The New York Times supporting Brodie’s claim, and the phrase “pull a Brodie,” meaning to try a dangerous stunt, entering popular parlance. Then too are the unsolved murders, ghost stories, urban legends (are there indeed alligators living in the sewers?), and hidden histories that are all part of this lively and captivating chronicle of the world’s greatest city. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Secret Histories

Collects essays on controversial topics of twentieth-century American history, including wars, organized crime, and abuses of political power.

The Secret Histories

Collects essays on controversial topics of twentieth-century American history, including wars, organized crime, and abuses of political power.

Guns and Ballot Boxes

1998 , Hidden agendas , Vintage , London . Pomerance , M 1982 , Self - determination in law and ... Didactic and dissident histories in war crimes trials ' , Albany Law Review 60 . Singh , B 1995 , East Timor , Indonesia and the world ...

Guns and Ballot Boxes


Rhetorical Vectors of Memory in National and International Holocaust Trials

that helps bring about the arrest and conviction of Nazi war criminals , and by the spring of 2003 Austria had ... principles are tied to hidden legal histories and collective memories , as various nations use these trials as a way of ...

Rhetorical Vectors of Memory in National and International Holocaust Trials

During the past several decades, the twentieth century Holocaust has become a defining event in many histories. Hasian reviews how national and international courts have used Holocaust trials as forums for debates about individuated justice, historical record keeping, and pedagogical memory work.

Guide to International Legal Research

Gender Justice and the International Criminal Court . By Race Law and Gender Research Unit . ... Hidden Histories of Gender and the State in Latin America . Edited by Elizabeth Dore & Maxine Molyneux . Durham , N.C .: Duke Univ .

Guide to International Legal Research


Cumulative Book Index

Cumulative Book Index

A world list of books in the English language.

Japan s Hidden Face

Kentaro Awaya Al subtitle proclaims , it is a collection that focuses on cultural exposes the injustice of the war through the lens of the Tokyo War dimensions of these wars . The editors , fully aware of the difficulty Crimes Trials .

Japan s Hidden Face

Written by the former director of European and American operations for Casio Computer Ltd., this major new work calls for revolutionary changes in Japanese society, including the diminished role of the emperor and the establishment of an American-style business management system. Illustrations.

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

Criminal justice , Administration of The agony did not end for Roswell Gilbert , who killed his wife to give her peace . ... Sci News 131 : 324-5 My 23 '87 Hidden histories on death row ( neurological disorders and homicidal behavior ...

Readers  Guide to Periodical Literature

An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The adventures of a boy and a runaway slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The adventures of a boy and a runaway slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft

Wernher Von Braun

Sawatzki and especially Kammler were demonstrably culpable for war crimes at the Mittelwerk , but they were also ideal ... Ironically , as the testimony at the trial unfolded , responsibility for war crimes shifted from Georg Rickhey to ...

Wernher Von Braun

Explores declassified army documents, war crimes trial transcripts, and Von Braun's personal papers to record the life and accomplishments of America's leading rocket expert who was also responsible for creating Hitler's most advanced terror weapon, the V-2 rocket

Toward Freedom

NEW YORK A joint UNSierra Leone war crimes tribunal to prosecute those responsible for atrocities during the West ... Hollywood Histories Sell Hidden Agendas Timor Secures an Undersea Windfall LOS ANGELES - In Kevin Costner's Cuban ...

Toward Freedom


Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind

A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000 L. Mara Dodge ... Gendered Justice , and Mary Ellen Curtin , “ The ' Human World ' of Black Women in Alabama Prisons , 1870–1900 , " in Hidden Histories of Women in the New South , ed .

Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind

Highly readable yet theoretically sophisticated, "Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind" provides a striking collective portrait of incarcerated women while engaging current debates in criminology and women's history.