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The Tokyo International Military Tribunal - A Reappraisal

Neil Boister and Robert Cryer


The Tokyo International Military Tribunal (IMT) (1946-1948) is a neglected topic in the literature on post-war international criminal law. Condemned by its critics as ‘Victors' Justice’ and expediently forgotten by its erstwhile supporters, it is commonly thought by those who recall it at all that it was little more (and probably less) than a footnote to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. This work seeks to dispel this widely held belief by showing the way the Tokyo Tribunal was both similar to and different from its Nuremberg counterpart, the extent to which the critiques of th ... More

Keywords: international criminal law, international crimes, Tokyo Tribunal, international military tribunal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278527
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278527.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Boister, author
Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Robert Cryer, author
Professor of International and Criminal Law, University of Brirmingam