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Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials

Suzannah Linton


In the aftermath of the Second World War, the British military held forty-six trials in Hong Kong in which 123 defendants, from Japan and Formosa (Taiwan), were tried for war crimes. This book provides a legal analysis of these trials. The subject matter of the trials spanned war crimes committed during the fall of Hong Kong, its occupation, and in the period after the capitulation following the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but before the formal surrender. They included killings of hors de combat, abuses in prisoner-of-war camps, abuse and murder of civilians during the military ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, British military, trials, war crimes, prisoner-of-war camps, military occupation, forced labour, High Seas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199643288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzannah Linton, editor
Professor of International Law, University of Bangor