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Title Trials for international crimes in Asia / edited by Kirsten Sellars (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.


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Physical description xiii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Simon Chesterman -- Introduction / Kirsten Sellars -- Treasonable conspiracies at Paris, Moscow and Delhi: the legal hinterland of the Tokyo tribunal / Kirsten Sellars -- Then and now: command responsibility, the Tokyo tribunal, and modern international criminal law / Robert Cryer -- Colonial justice at the Netherlands Indies war crimes trials / Lisette Schouten -- The superior orders defence at the post-war trials in Singapore / Cheah Wui Ling -- The Khabarovsk trial: the Soviet riposte to the Tokyo tribunal / Valentya Polunina -- The People's Republic of China's 'lenient treatment' policy towards Japanese war criminals / Ōsawa Takeshi -- Cambodia, 1979: trying Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide / Tara H. Gutman -- Crimes against humanity in East Timor: the Indonesian Ad Hoc Human Rights Court hearings / Mark Cammack -- Asia as the laboratory of the superior responsibility doctrine / Rehan Abeyratne -- The two approaches to the superior orders plea / Bing Bing Jia -- The joint criminal enterprise doctrine at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia / Neha Jain -- Trials for international crimes in Bangladesh: prosecutorial strategies, defence arguments, and judgments / M. Rafiqul Islam -- Theories of joint criminal responsibility at the Asian tribunals: Hong Kong, East Timor, and Cambodia / Nina H. B. Jørgensen -- The tribunals in Bangladesh: falling short of international standards / Abdur Razzaq.
Summary "The issue of international crimes is highly topical in Asia, with still-resonant claims against the Japanese for war crimes, and deep schisms resulting from crimes in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and East Timor. Over the years, the region has hosted a succession of tribunals, from those held in Manila, Singapore and Tokyo after the Asia-Pacific War to those currently running in Dhaka and Phnom Penh. This book draws on extensive new research and offers the first comprehensive legal appraisal of the Asian trials. As well as the famous tribunals, it also considers lesser-known examples, such as the Dutch and Soviet trials of the Japanese, the Cambodian trial of the Khmer Rouge, and the Indonesian trials of their own military personnel. It focuses on their approach to the elements of international crimes, and their contribution to general theories of liability. In the process, this book challenges some orthodoxies about the development of international criminal law"-- Provided by publisher.
"Some of the earliest rules intended to limit the conduct of hostilities can be traced back two and a half thousand years to Asia. The Chinese general Sun Tzu's The Art of War, written in the sixth century BC, is now a classic text of military strategy and tactics. But it is more than that. For alongside the discussions of attack and defence, the laying of traps and the burning of arsenals, it also explores commanders' responsibilities to both sovereigns and subordinates when engaged in warfare"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Sellars, Kirsten, editor.
Subject War crime trials -- Asia.
International crimes -- Asia.
International criminal courts -- Asia.
ISBN 9781107104655

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