By Kerstin von Lingen

This leading edge quantity examines the nexus among struggle crimes trials and the pursuit of collaborators in post-war Asia. worldwide criteria of behaviour in time of warfare underpinned the prosecution of jap army team of workers in Allied courts in Asia and the Pacific. Japan’s contradictory roles within the moment global warfare as brutal oppressor of conquered areas in Asia and as liberator of Asia from either Western colonialism and stultifying culture set the level for a tangled criminal and political debate: simply the place did colonized and oppressed peoples owe their loyalties in time of struggle? And the place did the stability of accountability lie among participants and international locations? yet worldwide criteria jostled uneasily with the pluralism of the Western colonial order in Asia, the place criminal rights trusted race and nationality. finally, those limits ended in profound dissatisfaction with the rigors procedure, regardless of its immense scale and impressive intentions, which has implications until eventually today.

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